This year’s carnival will be held in Arbutus Park

Summer Mini Carnival returning to Arbutus Park

Games and more at Youbou's Arbutus Park on September 2.

After a three-year hiatus, the Summer Mini Carnival will be returning to Arbutus Park in Youbou, and Cowichan Lake Recreation (CLR) is promising an assortment of fun activities to help kids send off the summer on September 2.

The evening will kick off with the presentation of the swimming lesson awards at 6 p.m. CLR events assistant Vicki Ordano said she’s hoping the kids will stick around for the festivities, starting at 6:30 p.m. Attractions will include games for children of all ages, including the fish pond and ring toss, as well as some new additions, like the water treasure hunt, water balloon pinata and a chalk art station. Games will cost one to four tickets, which will be sold for 25 cents each.

“It’s sort of a wind-up for the summer in the park,” Ordano said. “There are lots of games for the kids and it’s not going to cost you an arm and a leg.”

Admission is free and open to the public. Lifeguards will also be on duty during the event.

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