Members of the public are invited to attend a Mother’s Day inspired tea party this weekend at the Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site. (Photo courtesy of Parks Canada)

Mother’s Day tea party in Garry Oak meadow

Guests are encouraged to dress up and bring a picnic

Fort Rodd Hill is hosting an old fashioned garden tea party on Mother’s Day.

The organization is celebrating women in all facets from period fashion from many different eras to roles women held during the war.

Guests will enter the Garry Oak meadow and be handed rationing tickets to exchange for complimentary refreshments.

There will be Victoria-Esquimalt Military Re-enactors Association (VEMRA) actors performing an interpretive program and there will be display stations with living historians for an inside look into how women helped with victory gardens and more. People can also visit the Women on the Homefront exhibit on the grounds.

There will be wartime tunes and fiddle music and plenty of photo opportunities amongst the garden in full bloom.

Guests will be served tea and cookies by VEMRA volunteers and there will be ration cake for sampling.

Attendees are encouraged to get into character and dress up, although it’s not a requirement, and bring a picnic if they wish.

The event takes place in the Garry Oak Learning Meadow Sunday, May 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. Admission is $3.90 per adult and youth 17 and under get in for free.

There’s an opportunity to purchase earlybird annual passes for the historic sites for $5.80 per adult, youth 17 and under are free.

This the first of many special events for the season. The history military encampment event takes place May 18 to 20 and summer hours at Fort Rodd Hill start May 15.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

editor@goldstreamgazette.com

Just Posted

Victoria-bound plane slides off icy Edmonton runway

Crew, passengers had to disembark via bridge stairs

VIDEO: Hundreds gather in Victoria as part of global Women’s March for equality

‘End Violence Against Women’ march theme for 2019

Esquimalt needs urgent health care facility, mayor says

A severe doctor shortage is leaving Esquimalt residents scrambling for health care

Almost four of 10 Canadians have unlimited internet data at home

Fifty-four per cent say they telecommute at least sometimes

Student Voice: Saanich students launch competitive robotics team

The Reynolds Reybots plan to share their skills with middle schools

WATCH: Medieval fighters train in Colwood

Fighters are gearing up for world championships in medieval combat

Want to avoid the speculation tax on your vacant home? Rent it out, Horgan says

Premier John Horgan and Sheila Malcolmson say speculation and vacancy tax addresses homelessness

CONSUMER REPORT: What to buy each month in 2019 to save money

Resolve to buy all of the things you want and need, but pay less money for them

UPDATE: B.C. woman and boy, 6, found safe, RCMP confirm

Roseanne Supernault says both she and her six-year-old nephew are fine and she has contacted police

PHOTOS: Women’s Marches take to the streets across B.C. and beyond

Women and allies marched worldwide protesting violence against women, calling for equality

Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents

Seismologists expect the temblors to continue for months, although the frequency has lessened

Women’s March returns across the U.S. amid shutdown and controversy

The original march in 2017, the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, drew hundreds of thousands of people

Federal Liberals announce former B.C. MLA as new candidate in byelection

Richard Lee will face off against federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh

Most Read