Maritime Museum of BC hosts Victoria Day Block Party with The Union Club
Monday, May 22nd marks the launch of a special Victoria Day Block Party hosted by the Maritime Museum of BC and the Union Club to celebrate Canada 150 and the Union Club's new status as a National Historic Site. If you plan to be attending the Victoria Day parade, head down to the Victoria Day Block Party - where there will be lots of fun for people of all ages. David Leverton, Executive Director of the Maritime Museum of B.C. stated that, "this is a great collaboration with the Union Club and several local area businesses. In addition to commemorating the Union Club's designation as a National Historic Site, we are also celebrating our rich maritime heritage as part of Canada's 150th anniversary."
Free and open to the public, the Block Party (on Humboldt Street, between Government and Douglas) kicks off at 1PM and will feature several food vendors, musical performances, and family-friendly activities.
Activities and Events
The Block Party is sponsored by several local businesses including the Union Club, Browns Social Club, 10 Acres, Braefoot Community Association, Milestone's, Catalano, Five Star Whale Watching, Phillips Brewery, and Sam’s Deli. It will include family-friendly activities, including the return of Pirate School, crafts, games, face painting, interactive Lego builds, and a bouncy castle. There will also be performances by the Greater Victoria Concert Band and Davis High School Band, tours of the Union Club and a beer garden for people over the age of 19. Entrance to the Maritime Museum of BC will be by donation.
Block Party as Fundraiser for Community Programs
All activities and admission to the museum will be by donation, with proceeds going to support the museum’s outreach programs for schools and community groups.
For further information, please contact:
Front of House Manager
Maritime Museum of BC email@example.com,
250-385-4222 ext. 105