Nanaimo celebrates mining heritage
Nanaimo’s mining past will be front and centre June 25 as the South End Community Association hosts its 19th annual Miner’s Heritage Day Picnic.
The family fun day starts at 8 a.m. at Haliburton Street’s Deverill Square Park with a pancake breakfast and continues with pony rides, a pet parade and petting zoo, a heritage walk and a tea and strawberry shortcake social.
Other events include live music, storytelling, face painting, a climbing wall, a bouncy castle, art displays, train rides and soccer games.
Sponsored by the South End Community Association as a fun way to bring the neighbourhood together to celebrate its history, the event is free to the public.
“Although it is a south-end day, we welcome people from all of Nanaimo’s neighbourhoods, north, west and east,” said Douglas Hardie, association president.
For more on the picnic, please go to http://nanaimosouthend.ca.