St. David’s Big Lunch to celebrate Royal birth

The Hamilton Street Swing Quartet will play its own version of the Kingdom Gospel Choir’s lullaby for the Royal baby when the group performs at St. David’s eighth annual Big Lunch on Sunday, June 2. 

Four weeks from the May 6 birth of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, organizers of St. David’s Big Lunch will again roll out the red, white and blue in recognition of another Royal occasion.

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While the celebratory decorated cake is being cut, Hamilton Street musicians will play the lullaby its pianist Strauss Whiteside – classical and jazz pianist and composer – has added to the quartet’s program of ’20s, ’30s and ’40s tunes.

Parishioners are invited to bring friends and neighbours to the parish BBQ at 11:30 a.m. to share the official date on which Big Lunches are being held across Britain, Northern Ireland and the Commonwealth.

Each year more and more people take to their streets, gardens and neighbourhoods to meet, greet and share a few glorious hours of “community-spirit by the plateful.” Big Lunch participation currently stands at a record 9.3 million.

Moving the parish picnic from a local park to the car park at the church for a celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012 was the beginning of a new-to-Canada way of bringing people together for food, fun and fellowship. Since then parishioners of the church in the cul-de-sac of Tsawwassen’s 51A Street have welcomed large numbers.




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