News celebrates a century in style

Heritage acres to host Peninsula News Review's 100th birthday

  • Aug. 23, 2012 9:00 a.m.
Heritage Acres hosts the newspaper’s birthday festivities on Sept. 22.

Heritage Acres hosts the newspaper’s birthday festivities on Sept. 22.

We’re feeling a little old these days.

As you know, nearly 100 years ago, what is now the Peninsula News Review was born as just a wee newspaper. Over the years, we’ve grown and changed, but this century of service wouldn’t have been possible without you – the readers and the businesses who have supported us all along.

So, as a thank you for your loyalty and the integral part you’ve played in helping us reach this milestone and remain the best-read newspaper on the Saanich Peninsula, we’re having a party.

“We wanted to give back to the community for all their support over the years,” said News Review publisher Jim Parker. “The day is going to be a lot of fun for kids of all ages to come out and enjoy the festivities as we celebrate our 100 years. There will be great bands, lots of food and plenty of fun. The steam train will be running, a bouncy castle and games for the young ones. If you haven’t visited Heritage Acres before this would be a good time to join us and take it all in and all for a good cause.”

Join us on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Heritage Acres. We’ll be serving up old-time treats and the barbecue will be a-blazing to cook hot dogs and hamburgers for the whole family, courtesy of Peninsula Co-op. Panorama Recreation Centre came on board to offer inflatable toys and activities to keep the kids entertained, and a lineup of Peninsula bands will be on hand as well to provide musical entertainment. Tom Watson, frontman for the Timebenders, will emcee. Meet the staff, check out the old printing press at Heritage Acres’ museum and bask in the old world charm of the day.

Admission to the event and food are by donation, with all proceeds going to Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock rider Kyle Slavin – a reporter for our sister paper, the Saanich News.

We hope to see you there.