Old-Fashioned Picnic — with games and cake

by Helen Overnes, Oliver Women’s Institute President

BCWIThe Oliver Women’s Institute is celebrating their 90 years of working in this community and wish to invite interested citizens, families with children or grandchildren and visitors to

Family Picnic

Sunday August 18th

11am – 3 pm

Oliver Parks & Recreation Grounds (by the Oliver Community Bandshell)


11:00     Introduction of Dignitaries

11:15     Historical background of area 90 years ago by Helen Overnes.

              Presentation of our work by members

11:30     Entertainment

12:30     Meet and Greet / Family Picnic

1:30       Team Games for 6 – 12 Year Olds

              Obstacle Race for Parents

2:30       Birthday Cake


Admission: $2 per family.
Bring a picnic… water and juice will be provided. Hats, chairs, rugs, umbrellas, sunscreen and your children for an interesting fun time discovering what we were like back in 1922 when the area was opened up for Agriculture for Veterans of WW1 and other people hoping to find a better life for their families. In 2013 we are now a prosperous fruit & vegetable growing area and the Wine Capital of Canada.
For more information:  250-498-4705

Ingrid Inspires

The Oliver Community Arts Council presents
Music in the Park
Celtic Harp with Ingrid Schellenberg
Celtic, classical, and popular pieces
Thursday August 11
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Oliver Visitors Centre “Riverside Patio”
(Rain venue: Quail’s Nest Arts Centre,
34274 – 95th St)
Suggested minimum donation $3
Bring a blanket or lawnchair.
Picnickers welcome. Dessert vendor on site.
The OCAC gratefully acknowledges the support of
Valley First Credit Union
for our summer concert series.
Non-perishable food donations to their Feed the Valley program are welcome or drop off at your local branch.

We also acknowledge the support of the BC Arts Council, the Province of BC, the Town of Oliver, the RDOS, and Oliver Parks and Recreation for all our programming.

Photo Credit: Heather Fink  (file photo 2010)