Community barbecue set for Canada Day eve

For the second year in a row, a community barbecue will replace the traditional community dinner on Canada Day eve, Sunday, June 30

For the second year in a row, a community barbecue will replace the traditional community dinner on Canada Day eve, Sunday, June 30.

“Up until last year there was always a community dinner but unfortunately there was nobody who could continue to organize the dinner,” explained Kenny Podmore.

“Last year I contacted Thrifty Foods with the idea of making a change and have a barbecue and without hesitation they said they would be the main sponsor. I was truly blown away and I sought permission from the Mayor to organize the event and hold it in Beacon Park.”

The barbecue will be by donation ($5 minimum) and proceeds will go directly to the Sidney Lions food bank, added Podmore.

“This wonderful event is also supported by Slegg Lumber who are supplying the barbecues, tents and staff as well as the Town of Sidney and 100.3 The Q,” said Podmore.

On hand to cook and serve will be local dignitaries, volunteers and members of the Beacon Community Services Youth Employment Program.

The barbecue runs from 4 to 6 p.m.

Sidney Days Program correction note: In the list of sponsors, North Saanich councillor Dunstan Browne’s name was spelled wrong. VI Fitness Centres was also mis-identified.

 

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