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Floating Tea Cup Challenge

Mayor Nils Jensen will be facing challenger(s) each year in the Floating Tea Cup Race.  Made of fibre glass and powered by mis-matched oars, it's a race of skill and daring.  Pull too hard on the oars and your saucer may dip into the water and you're sunk!  Not to fear, the Oak Bay Sea Rescue Society rescue boat is close by.

Past challengers have included: former Victoria Mayor Alan Lowe, Saanich Mayor Frank Leonard, former Esquimalt Mayor Darwin Robinson, publican Matt McNeill, Olympic rower Silken Laumann,  MLA Ida Chong, David Hahn, former President of B.C. Ferries, the Q's Ed Bain, NHL hockey star Geoff Courtnall, actor and author Meg Tilly, former Oak Bay Mayor Christopher Causton, MP Murray Rankin, Police Chief Frank Elsner of Victoria, Police Chief Bob Downie of Saanich and Deputy Police Chief Kent Thom of Oak Bay, 2010 Firefighter Calendar "Mr. May", Duane Adsett, Band Directors: Jeff Weaver from Oak Bay High, Jamie Davis from Spectrum Community School, and Dave Flello from Reynolds Secondary School.

The 2017 challengers are TBA 

The race takes place Sunday, June 4th at 3:00 p.m. at Willows Beach.  See you there!

Posted on: May 12, 2016

Mad Hatter Fun Run

The Mad Hatter Fun Run started by ROB REID of FRONTRUNNERS, followed by ST. PATRICK's ELEMENTARY SCHOOL,  will not take place this year.

In 2017 the Mad Hatter Fun Run will be organized by Mena Westhaver and the SOLE SISTERS

Posted on: May 12, 2016

Kayak Rides Are Back

Saturday aftrenoon on the beach, all it takes is a donation to the OAK BAY CASTAWAY WANDERERS JUNIOR GIRLS' RUGBY CLUB for their youth program and you can try your hand at paddling a kayak.

The Oak Bay Tea Party welcomes back and thanks Brian Henry of OCEAN RIVER SPORTS for bringing his kayaks and staff to Willows Beach, Saturday, June 3rd in the afternoon, 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm.

 

Posted on: May 2, 2016

Ladies' Nail-Driving Competition

ATTENTION all you fans and competitors:

The Ladies' Nail Driving Competition is a Tea Party favourite!  It has been around as long as the Tea Party itself and is sponsored by Castle Building Centre.

The competition takes place on Sunday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. and is free to participants and a great spectator sport too!

 

Posted on: April 12, 2016

Parking Restrictions

Please note there are parking restrictions in effect all around Willows Park during the Oak Bay Tea Party weekend. These parking restrictions are in place in order to permit emergency vehicles easy access to and from Willows Park. Look out for signs. Tow trucks are working overtime! It is suggested that you either be prepared to walk several blocks or, even better, take the bus.  B.C. Transit will have regular Saturday and Sunday service on the Tea Party weekend and extra buses on the Saturday night.

Click to open a map showing Road Closures during the Tea Party weekend. 

Click to open the BC Transit Bulletin for the Tea Party weekend.

Posted on: April 12, 2016

Amusement Rides

The Oak Bay Tea Party is pleased to welcome back SHOOTING STAR AMUSEMENTS, based in Langley, BC. Shooting Star will be making it's ninth appearance at the Tea Party. We had so many positive comments the last eight years, how could we not keep having them back!

Lots of rides for the younger set, and more room to move around. We expect to see the Kamikaze, the Sizzler, the Zipper, Ferris Wheel, Bumper Cars, Tilt A Whirl and lots of kiddie rides.

If you have any questions about the rides, please check out Shooting Star's website at www.shootingstar.ca

Posted on: April 4, 2016

We Have a Dance Floor!

The DANCE FLOOR is back by popular demand for your dancing pleasure on Saturday and Sunday.

Posted on: February 24, 2016

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