Previous Oak Bay Tea Party events boasted midway fun for everyone. The 60th event will have to hold off until 2022 after the second consecutive cancellation due to COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)

Previous Oak Bay Tea Party events boasted midway fun for everyone. The 60th event will have to hold off until 2022 after the second consecutive cancellation due to COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay Tea Party cancelled – again

Organizers say community will celebrate 60th event in 2022

The 60th anniversary of the Oak Bay Tea Party will have to wait another year.

The annual event is cancelled for the second consecutive year due to COVID-19.

The board of directors for the Oak Bay Tea Party Society issued a statement lamenting the loss of the huge community event for a second year, while optimistic about the future. Organizers are already planning for what will be the 60th anniversary of the Oak Bay Tea Party in 2022. They hold out hope the event will be a Tea Party to remember with old and new attractions and activities.

The event traditionally includes a parade through the community and events at the beach including music, midway and demonstrations at Willows Beach Park.

Traditionally held the first weekend of June, the next Tea Party is set for June 3 to 5, 2022.

RELATED: No Oak Bay Tea Party in 2020, but the spirit remains

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