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.