Games for all ages, free entertainment, a hotdog barbecue and draws to win one of two $500 gas cards is the order of the day as Mid Island Co-op celebrates the UN International Year of the Co-op.
The fun takes place Saturday (Aug. 11) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Co-op Centre parking lot at 2517 Bowen Rd.
“We are inviting you all to join us for a mid-day celebration of the many ways co-op organizations are a positive addition to the community,” said Susan Urban, Co-op community relations officer.
Tour de Rock riders will be on hand grilling hotdogs by donation with entertainment provided by the Van Isle Fiddlers and Vesta Fire.
Also joining the fun is Nanaimo Fire Rescue, Kool & Child, Jump Around inflatable castles, slides and games, Auntie Bobbi the Clown, Farmer Vicki and Daisy the Cow, magician Craig McKee and face painting with Vi.
Nanaimo Car Share Co-op and Hub City Cycles Community Co-op will also be on site.
For more information about the Mid Island Co-op please go to www.midisland.coop.