With the Family Day long weekend approaching (February 6-8, 2016) get ready for some fantastic local events to keep you entertained. From cultural festivities, to a visit from Frozen princesses Elsa and Anna, the Lonsdale Quay Market presents fun for the whole family.

Start off the weekend with Lunar New Year on Saturday, February 6th, celebrating the Year of the Monkey. At 2:00pm head to the rotunda, where the God of Fortune will be spreading his lucky blessings with red envelopes. Once the envelopes are distributed, witness the Eye-Dotting Ceremony and traditional Lion Dance.

At 3:00 PM, don’t miss an interactive Martial Arts Demonstration by Tiger’s Eye Karate-Do. All events take place in the Rotunda. Visit Bite @ The Quay after the event for Happy Hour from 3-6pm. Enjoy half price beers and deals on small tasting plates.

On Monday, February 8th, bring the whole family to the Market, to celebrate the 4th annual BC Family Day, from 10:30 am to 1:00pm.  – All activities are free, interactive and fun for all ages!

Kick your morning off with a breakfast pizza from Bowen Island Pizza Company, then head upstairs for all the entertainment. This is guaranteed to be a day that your children will remember. Frozen Disney princesses, Elsa and Anna, will be stopping by the Market at 10:45am. The activities commence in Studio 2 of Perform Art Studios on the Retail Level. Sing-along to that famous Disney tunes, hear the story of Frozen and take a photo with the Disney princesses.

Detailed Family Day schedule:

10:30am – 10:45am: Elsa and Anna from Frozen roam the market

10:30am – 1:00pm: Face Painting and Balloon Twisting offer by A-Star ($)

10:30am – 1:00pm: Valentine’s Themed Kids Craft

10:45am – 11:30am: Story-time and Sing-along with Elsa and Anna in Perform Art Studios

11:45am – 12:45pm: Family Dance Class at Perform Art Studios

There’s also an awesome Contest happening at the Market:

  • Enter to win 5 tickets (2 adults , 3 children) to FlyOver Canada Flight of the Dragon & a $100 gift card to the Cheshire Cheese Restaurant & Bar.
  • To enter in the draw attend either the Lunar New Year event or Family Day Event to fill out a ballot.

The perfect recipe for a fun filled weekend!


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