COMMUNITY BRIEFS: Birthday party for Ace, Lily and Iris show

Community news includes a weekend community birthday party for the police mascot, and a flower show at Salvation Army Citadel

Police mascot hosts birthday party

The Saanich Police Department’s mascot Ace is turning three years old – that’s 21 in dog years, which explains why he’s so tall – and he’s having a community birthday party to celebrate.

Join Ace for cake, games, prizes, music and inflatable events on Saturday (June 14) at Beckwith Park. The birthday party happens from 10 a.m. to noon.

In lieu of birthday gifts, donations will be accepted at the event for the Children’s Health Foundation and Jeneece Place.

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Flowers on display at weekend show

The Victoria Lily Society and the B.C. Iris Society host a joint flower show this Saturday (June 14) in Saanich.

The Lily Society holds an annual flower show, providing the public with a chance to see the blooms that have been cultivated in Greater Victoria gardens.

Attendees will be able to purchase flowers at the event, held at the Salvation Army Citadel (4030 Douglas St.) off McKenzie Avenue.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For info, visit members.shaw.ca/lilynet/viclil.

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