Cadboro Bay business improvement association member Greg Shearing stands with the new welcome sign to Cadboro Bay Village.

Cadboro Bay Festival runs all weekend long

The annual celebration of all things Cadboro Bay has turned into an all-weekend affair.

The annual celebration of all things Cadboro Bay has turned into an all-weekend affair.

Music, art and the ever-elusive Cadborosaurus will be honoured Aug. 11 and 12 as the Cadboro Bay Festival expands to include a street party in the village.

Gyro Park has long been host to a family fun day one Sunday each August. This year the fun begins a day earlier when Cadboro Bay Road between Sinclair Road and Penrhyn Street shuts down and hosts artists, musicians and kids’ activities during the Saturday street party.

Artists in paint, glass, silver and photography will be on hand – some at work on the spot, and others simply displaying their pieces – as musicians Paul O’Brien and Tom Hayward perform.

“We wanted to expand the weekend extravaganza,” said Cadboro Bay Business Improvement Association (BIA) president Brian Dunn.

Meanwhile, the Sunday festivities in Gyro Park have been ramped up. World-champion sand sculpting teams will vie for the Cadborosaurus trophy as they create four seven-tonne sand sculptures with sand trucked in from Duncan. The annual 25-tonne sand sculpture visitors have come to expect will also be created.

“We’re not trying to copy what Parksville’s doing,” said Saanich special events programmer Rob Phillips. “We’re trying to offer a different event to our local artists.”

The free activities run from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. both days.

For more information, visit saanichsunfest.ca.

nnorth@saanichnews.com

 

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