2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the annual Miner’s Heritage Picnic, a free family event held by the South End Community Association! The Picnic is supported by SECA and many local Nanaimo businesses, and this year’s picnic represents a quarter of a century of summer family fun in Nanaimo’s South End.
Start off the day with the Charles Torhjelm pancake breakfast at 8:30am. It will be followed by a First Nations prayer and spears at 11, and then you can walk off your breakfast at the Heritage Walk around the South End neighbourhood, which will take place at 11:10am.
Enjoy the rest of the day by checking out all the cute animals in the ever-popular pet parade at 1pm, now named Signy’s Pet Parade in memory of South End resident Signy Gauer. The parade will be held right before the Laura Ramsay Memorial Tea, which will take place at 2pm.
While all this is going on, there will be so much to do such as live music and entertainment, arts and crafts, pony rides, a petting farm, a climbing wall, a bouncy castle, a miniature train ride, face painting, and more! Partake in some of the fundraising activities held by SECA to help cover the costs of this year’s picnic via their silent auction, a raffle with the main prize being fine dining, and the sales of hot dogs, drinks, and popcorn.
Don’t miss out on one of Nanaimo’s most popular summer events!
Event Name: Minor’s Heritage Picnic
Date: Saturday, June 17, 2017
Time: 8:30am to 2pm
Location: Deverill Park, Irwin Street between Milton Street and Farquhar Street, Nanaimo
Contact: Sandra Larocque
Official website: https://nanaimosouthend.ca/