Sidney hosting anniversary celebration this weekend

This year marks 60 years since Sidney's incorporation as a village

Sidney town crier Kenny Podmore practises his proclamation outside of Town Hall for the Town's 60th anniversary celebration happening Sunday

A very special diamond anniversary is looming on the horizon of the Peninsula.

Come Sept. 23, the Town of Sidney will celebrate 60 years as an incorporated village in style with a party at Beacon Park.

“It’s all about celebrating our home,” said Coun. Kenny Podmore about the event. “Having a party like this gives us a chance to celebrate with each other and remember how lucky we are to live in such a special place.”

The event, which runs from 1 to 4 p.m., is family-oriented and free of charge, Podmore noted, and will feature fun and games for everyone.

“There’s going to be live music by the Bayside Big Band, there’s going to be face painting, balloon animals and the Tom Thumb Safety Village, and of course there’s going to be cake,” he laughed. “You always have to have cake.”

The day, which is sponsored by the Victoria Airport Authority, will also see some special presentations made to members in the community including a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal and the Mayor’s community builder award.

For more information, phone 250-656-1139 or visit



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