Oak Bay Tea Party celebrates with a bang

Oak Bay Beach Hotel chips in with fireworks display

Oak Bay Tea Party organizers are adding some ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ to this year’s celebration.

To help mark the 50th birthday of the Oak Bay Tea Party this year, visitors will be treated to the pop and bang of a fireworks display.

“This is the first one in a long time and it’s especially because it’s the 50th Oak Bay Tea Party,” said Tea Party Society chair Bill Murphy-Dyson.

The Tea Party does not usually include a fireworks display, but with the assistance of the Oak Bay Beach Hotel, this year’s festivities will be extra special.

“Kevin and Shawna Walker of the Oak Bay Beach Hotel are footing the entire bill for the fireworks – even unopened as (the hotel) still is,” Murphy-Dyson said.

The fireworks will fill the night sky at 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 2 from Mary Tod Island.

“It’s a great thing for the 50th birthday of the Oak Bay Tea Party. We’re really excited about it. Mayor and council is behind it, as is the Oak Bay Fire Department. It’s great of the Oak Bay Beach Hotel to step up to the plate like this,” Murphy-Dyson said.

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