Royal celebration at Westside Daze
Jun 8, 2012 / 5:00 am
Royalty will be the theme when westside and Central Okanagan residents celebrate Westside Daze beginning Friday, June 29.
The theme of the annual four day celebration is 'The Queen's Diamond Jubilee.'
And, while the Queen herself is unable to attend, the Westside Celebration Society is pleased to announce her representative in British Columbia will be in West Kelowna.
His Honour, The Honourable Steven Point, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia will serve as Grand Marshall of the Westside Daze Parade Saturday morning, June 30.
The Lieutenant Governor will lead the largest yearly parade outside the Lower Mainland.
He will also take part in official opening ceremonies on the main stage at Westbank Community Park below the Johnson Bentley Memorial Aquatic Centre at 12:15 immediately following the parade.
The Westside Celebration Society is also proud to be the host venue for the awarding of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals.
Okanagan-Coquihalla MP, Dan Albas will present medals to distinguished members of the community starting at 2 p.m. Saturday on the main stage.
"This is fantastic news," stated Westside Daze media spokesman, Wayne Moore.
"It's an honour to have both the Queen's representative from our province and Diamond Jubilee Medal ceremonies grace Westside Daze. The committee couldn't be more excited that the office of the Lieutenant Governor and the federal government think so highly of our community event."
The 2012 edition of Westside Daze runs from Friday, June 29 through Monday, July 2.
As always, all events, including main stage entertainment, are free to the general public.
A complete list of events and times are available at www.westsidedaze.com.
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