A petting farm and pony rides were some of the activities at the Miners’ Heritage Picnic on Saturday at Deverill Square Park. (KELSEY McLEAN/Black Press)

South end heritage celebrated with Miners’ Picnic

27th annual event was held Saturday at Deverill Square Park

South end community members recalled neighbourhood heritage, but also had family fun in the here and now.

The 27th annual Miners’ Heritage Picnic, hosted by Nanaimo’s South End Community Association, was held Saturday at Deverill Square Park.

The free event started with a pancake breakfast, speeches and a heritage walk in Nanaimo’s south end, then carried on into the afternoon with a pet parade, petting farm and pony rides, a climbing wall, painting, tea and other activities.



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