The Business Improvement Association of Tsawwassen kicks off its fifth annual Outdoor Movie Night series tomorrow at Diefenbaker Park.
The event starts at 6: 30 p.m. with a pre-movie festival with lots of free activities, demonstrations, music and food plus the iconic Matthew Broderick 1986 movie of his day off from high school featured at dusk.
"Even if you have kids that are a bit young for this movie, bring them for a great community festival before the film presentation begins," says Ana Arciniega, BIA executive director.
"It is free and it is a lot of fun. Our presenting sponsors invite children to play at their three giant inflatable toys. We will also have ice blocking, games and crafts, a concert in the park featuring Terra Nova Bay and face painting to name a few of the activities."
Terra Nova Bay is a Tsawwassen-based band that was formed two years ago. Originally a threemember group, the band has grown to a six-piece unit.
The band, influenced by both Vancouver's growing indie rock scene and a mix of members' own personal favourite groups growing up, has developed its own sound that fits into the wide rock spectrum. Their performance is part of Delta Parks Recreation & Culture's free annual summer Concerts in the Park series.
The first of three movie nights is presented by Randy's Tirecraft & Auto Service and Tsawwassen Collision.
Those heading out to the movie night can bring a picnic from any of the many fine restaurants and coffee shops in Tsawwassen or visit the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen concession and popcorn tent at the park with hotdogs, beverages and candy available for purchase. Also Stone Cold Creamery, McDonald's, Freshslice and the Tim Hortons Community Cruiser will be at the park.
"This year, proceeds from popcorn and concession sales from all three movie nights will benefit one local group: The Rivers End Rangers, the senior branch of the Ladner/ Tsawwassen Girl Guides," explains Arciniega.
This group of Rangers started Guiding 12 years ago and has completed many community service projects. They will be working with the set up, event day activities and clean up during the movie nights.
"They are currently raising funds to further their leadership training skills so we are happy to partner with them in these community events to help them achieve their goal," says Arciniega.
The movie begins at dusk, which will be approximately 9: 30 p.m. The movie is rated PG and there is some course language. Parental discretion is advised.
It's recommended that moviegoers bring their own chairs and blankets.
The next movie nights are Saturday, Aug. 11 at Diefenbaker Park in combination with the Queen Diamond Jubilee Celebration and Saturday, Aug. 25 at the Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall.
The Aug. 11 show is the Disney animated classic about the adventures of a young lion who becomes king while the Aug. 25 flick features Ben Stiller starring as the guard who needs to battle museum creatures that come to life every night.
For a complete list of pre-movie festival activities and for updates in case of bad weather conditions, check the BIA website at www.shoptsawwassen.com or its Facebook page.