The the fifth annual event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine, and aims to bring people together for good fun and good food … with plenty of savings, too!
“We’re bringing the local community together with a family-friendly event that the community really looks forward to. The turnout increases every year!” says Tracey Ehman.
In addition to prizes, activities and entertainment, Willoughby DAYZ is also a great way to discover the organizations and businesses at work in the local neighbourhood.
“I think a lot of people like learning what’s available in their own community,” Ehman says. “And we really try to make it so there’s something for everything.”
Here’s a look at some the great things planned this year:
Kid-friendly fun: Families will find plenty of entertaining options at Willoughby DAYZ, including a petting zoo, games and activities, balloon arts and face-painting.
Fabulous food: Come hungry to Willoughby Dayz – not only will the team from G&F Financial fire up the grill for a barbecue by donation to the BC Children’s Hospital, but the folks from Hakams grocery will also be providing yummy food samples to try and strEATS will be hosting an hourly Taco style Eating Challenge (register in advance).
Community connections: As an event rooted in the local neighbourhood, you’ll also be able to connect with a variety of associations and organizations hard at work on your own community.
Passport to prizes: Pick up your Willoughby DAYZ passport (*one per family) and stop by participating businesses to get your pages stamped, then enter to win one of the fantastic prize baskets valued at between $100 and $500. With about 20 prize packages in all, filled with items from mall retailers, the total prize value is around $2,000!!
Awesome in-store specials: With many of the mall businesses also offering special pricing and offers in honour of this popular annual event, there’s no better time to get to know some you haven’t visited before. “Willoughby Town Centre really is your one-stop shopping place, and the place where you see your friends and neighbours,” Ehman says.