South end celebrates mining heritage

NANAIMO – South End Community Association hosts the 21st annual Miners Heritage Picnic at Deverill Square Park.

A celebration of Nanaimo’s history is forming a little history itself.

The South End Community Association hosts the 21st annual Miners Heritage Picnic at Deverill Square Park on Haliburton Street Saturday (June 22).

The event kicks off with a free pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. and continues throughout the day, providing a fun, free time for not only children and families in the south end, but  other parts of the city as well.

A guided heritage walk through the neighbourhood starts at 11 a.m., there’s also live entertainment throughout the day, pony rides, a petting zoo, a passenger train, climbing wall, bouncy castle and slides, heritage displays, a silent auction and more.

The Laurie Ramsey Memorial Tea Party for seniors starts at 2 p.m.

The picnic is run by the neighbourhood, for the neighbourhood and all funds are donated by local business.