Nanaimo’s courthouse will be the site of Law Day 2018, offering residents the legal-system experience on April 14. (News Bulletin file)

Big Bad Wolf to stand trial at Nanaimo Law Day event

Free event at Nanaimo courthouse give glimpse into legal system

Nanaimo residents will have a chance to experience the legal system without committing any crimes.

Law Day, a free event hosted by the Canadian Bar Association, will take place Saturday, April 14, between 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Nanaimo’s courthouse at 35 Front St. There will be guided tours of courtrooms, holding cells and the sheriff’s van, an RCMP emergency response team exhibit and a trial featuring the Big Bad Wolf.

According to a press release, tours of the courtrooms, cells and sheriff’s vehicle will take place between 10 and 11 a.m. The trial between the Crown and the Big Bad Wolf will take place at 11 a.m. with a verdict expected to be rendered by noon.

From noon to 1:30 p.m., RCMP demonstrations will take place with drunk goggles that simulate a state of intoxication and a tour of the emergency response team’s tactical armored vehicle.

For more information, go to and search for the Nanaimo event.

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