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West Shore full of Easter fun

Community Easter events in Langford and Colwood for the whole family.

The Ruth King elementary school field will transform to a colourful mosaic of eggs this Saturday.

Chris Synesael, pastor of West Village Church will be out bright and early roping off the field and spreading 2,500 eggs for eager youngsters to collect.

The field will be roped into quadrants so youngsters can scramble for eggs in safety.

“We don’t want two year olds to have to compete against seven year olds,” said the Langford pastor.

After the hunt, the plastic eggs are traded in for chocolate ones. Last year the church stuffed the eggs by hand, but this way just seems a little easier, Synesael said.

Some will contain golden tickets. Any child lucky enough to nab a ticket can trade it in for a prize.

The family event will include bouncy castles, face painting, a fish pond and a candy bar and a crazy hair station.

“We will have coloured hairspray and elastics so the kids can make their hair as crazy as their face painting,” said church volunteer Kerri Braunberger. “It’s an afternoon of fun and it’s not just an egg hunt.”

The event is free including the barbecue.

“We just want to give back,” said Synesael. “As a church we want to give blessing to the community.”

 

West Village Church

The West Village Church is hosting Easter festivities Saturday, March 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bring the family for an egg hunt, bouncy castles, a clown, face painting and barbecue. All activities and food are free of charge in the field at Ruth King elementary school, 2764 Jacklin Rd. Bring your own Easter basket. Gordon United Church offers its parking lot for patrons.

 

Kinette Club of Juan de Fuca

The Kinette Club of Juan de Fuca is hosting its 13th annual Easter egg hunt March 30 at West Shore Parks and Recreation behind the library, 1759 Island Highway. The egg hunt is open for children 13 and under. The hunt starts at 10 a.m.

 

City Centre Park

The Easter Egg Hunt at City Centre Park is on March 31. Four hunts will be set up and divided into age groups. The first hunt begins at 10:15 a.m for children three and under, 10:45 a.m. for three to five year olds, 11:15 a.m. for six to nine year olds and 11:45 a.m. for nine to 12 year olds. Other activities include a bouncy castle, inflatable football, face painting and craft tables. The event is hosted at, 1089 Langford Parkway from 10 a.m to noon.

 

Bear Mountain

Meet at the Mountainside Athletic Club, 1999 Country Club Way, at 10 a.m. for a family hike to Goldstream Parks. The event is free but pre-register for a ride back. Hot chocolate and coffee provided around the campfire at the park. After go for a swim at the athletic club from noon to 2 p.m.

Skip the eggs and head for the golfballs March 31 and April 1. The driving range is open from 2 to 4 p.m. for free driving with golf instructors on hand March 31 and April 1.

For more information on the Bear Mountain Easter events call 250-391-7160 or go to  bearmountain.ca/easter.