The second annual Family Festival returns to the Westshore Town Centre during the Family Day long weekend in February. Last year’s event featured a number of interactive exhibits with a few special guests including Yawza and Tickles the clowns

The second annual Family Festival returns to the Westshore Town Centre during the Family Day long weekend in February. Last year’s event featured a number of interactive exhibits with a few special guests including Yawza and Tickles the clowns

Family Festival returns for round 2 in Langford

Annual festival highlighting families comes to Westshore Town Centre

Family is on the agenda at the Westshore Town Centre.

From Feb. 6 to 8, the hallways of the West Shore’s largest indoor shopping mall will be buzzing with interactive exhibitions as the second annual Family Festival returns for the Family Day long weekend.

There will be everything from young scientists performing experiments and model ships zipping through the water, to remote-controlled cars and even a ridable mini train.

“Connecting to community is important to us and this event showcases diverse offerings in our neighbourhood,” said mall general manager Elyse Norgaard. “There’s something for everyone.”

The festival, which began life as the Hobby Show 29 years ago, sees a number of the same exhibitors return, including the Victoria Shipbuilding Society. That group will have both static displays of model ships, plus smaller-scale remote controlled vessels being navigated around the club’s own pool.

Other exhibitors include Let’s Talk Science, the Girl Guides and the City of Langford, which offers up a banner painting event on the Saturday. The completed banners will be hung around the city in the spring. Appearances by Disney princesses, Tickles and Yawza the clowns and even visits from Batman and Spiderman take place Monday between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. You can also enter to win movies for a year, a prize valued at $500.

For more information, visit westshoretowncentre.com or call 250-474-3269.

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