Brentwood Bay Festival kicks off Saturday

Parade, kids games, music and market for 16th annual Brentwood Bay Festival

Scenes from the 2009 Brentwood Bay Festival.

The 16th annual Brentwood Bay Festival starts Saturday, June 2, with a traditional pancake breakfast flipped by the Central Saanich Lions Club at 8 a.m. at the Old School Hall on West Saanich Road.

The parade starts at 10 a.m. at Bayside middle school and heads down Wallace Drive, hangs a left on West Saanich Road and swings through downtown Brentwood Bay past the festival site in Pioneer Park.

The park will keep the party going with live music, kids games, displays, market and food vendors.

Opening ceremonies are slated for 11:10 a.m. followed by a Zumba dance flashmob and at noon Bill Johnson takes the stage followed by a second set at 1 p.m.

Michael Jackson, aka Tristan Thompson, will take the stage for 12:40 p.m. and 1:40 p.m.

The Archers will round the event out with a performance at 2 p.m.

The Strawberry Cafe and Market at Brentwood Bay United Church will also be open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day, serving shortcake and other treats.

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