The Tsawwassen Sun Festival Society is preparing to mark the B.C. Day long weekend with a celebration of the art and culture of Tsawwassen this year from July 29 to Aug. 1.
Traditionally a three-day festival, the society presents a new attraction; the SunFest Music Festival will open on Friday evening with the Jazzers performing at Illiminate Restorante and Tin Pan Alley at the Tsawwassen Legion. This weekend will provide 20 different acts that include over 70 artists at eight different locations around town.
Slo-pitch reaches its 30th year
Twenty teams begin playing Saturday over three days that include approximately 300 men and women who enjoy the game and the challenge of a tournament. Many of these teams consist of the local slo-pitch league, whose regular season spans from June to August. As in previous years the tournament is not complete without the beer gardens and TOOBS that provide their famous hamburgers and hot dogs for all the participants and spectators.
At the South Delta Recreation Center the antique fair will open its doors on Sunday and Monday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. This particular event is treasured as one of the very few that still exist in Metro Vancouver. Alongside the fair is the skateboard competition where boarders are invited to participate at all levels from beginners to advance for an afternoon of competition and prizes. As the boarding competition gets on its way, one of the four local young bands that are schedule for Sunday will start playing at noon and continue throughout the day. As the sun sets bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy an evening in the park to enjoy music and a spectacular display of fireworks hosted by Don Taylor.
The holiday Monday starts with the fantastic Kiwanis pancake breakfast at Winskill Park as hundreds of people start to fill the sides of 56th Street to watch the parade, which is a long standing tradition in the South Delta community. Starting at 16th Avenue and ending at Winskill Park dozens of vendors await your presence at the marketplace where many vendors offer a variety of goods and services spanning from clothing and jewelry to fitness and travel. As in previous years the Men in Black, Delta Gymnastics, Martial Arts and the BMX bicycle air show performers will be on site to entertain and provide activities for the young and young at heart. Vicki Huntington, MLA for Delta South, will take the main stage at 12:25 p.m. for the official opening ceremony followed by the pie eating contest hosted by NEWS 1130's own Bruce Williams. With great success last year the wine tent will again be open for those wanting to have some time to relax and do a little socializing.
For more information visit the Tsawwassen Sun Festival website at www.sunfestival.ca.