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#1 Bingo

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 07:29 AM

Tea Party sunrise.



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#2 Mike K.

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 08:02 AM

Is it just me or was this event not advertised as much as in previous years?

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 08:15 AM

I didnt near about it till this photo so maybe commoners are not invited this year.

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 08:35 AM

Nice photo, Bingo!

Mike: I don't know. I didn't realize it was this weekend until the carnie trucks drove by on Thursday.

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 10:00 AM

It was hardly advertised, my son works at the tea party every year and even he thought it was next weekend until I reminded him to get in touch with them last Wednesday.


Even the Friday opening wasn't advertised. My son said there were no crowds or lineups for the rides.

Oak Bay could have done a better job advertising it.

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 10:03 AM

I heard on Friday night that for the first time it was opening on Friday night.

I always thought it was odd that it only ran for a couple of days. I think the Friday night opening was a good idea. Now if only people knew about it.

When I lived in England I could see the lights on the ferris wheel from my bedroom. I think that fair was a week long event.

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 10:19 AM

I am hereby plugging Buccaneers Day next weekend in Esquimalt. Mark it down, people! Clearly whoever is doing the marketing for the Tea Party is at the helm on this side of town as well ;)

Speaking of poor publicity, did anyone know that there was/still is a Bastion Square Grand Prix bicycle race? Seriously, how do these events get so little publicity in a day and age where information flows freely and getting the word out takes relatively little effort and money?

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 10:24 AM

The bike race was advertised on Cfax and Q they talked about the road closures and the mo parking signs went up on Friday letting people know about the event

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 10:24 AM

Seriously, how do these events get so little publicity in a day and age where information flows freely and getting the word out takes relatively little effort and money?


Information overload. We're constantly being bombarded by bits of information from all over the place and I think things just get missed in all the action.

I'm amazed at some of the things I didn't know were happening considering how much time I spend (waste?) online and watching the news most nights on TV.

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 10:34 AM

The bike race was advertised on Cfax and Q they talked about the road closures and the mo parking signs went up on Friday letting people know about the event


So only the 45-90 year old demographic was targeted. Brilliant :)

I mean seriously, all it takes for the organizers of these events is to reach out to several social media folk like ourselves and I Heart and half the town will at least be aware of the event. Few things slip through our fingers as it is (good work, sleuths!) but for something major like this to slip right on by you really have to wonder if the promoters shouldn't be out promoting a bit more.

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 11:18 AM

I am hereby plugging Buccaneers Day next weekend in Esquimalt. Mark it down, people! Clearly whoever is doing the marketing for the Tea Party is at the helm on this side of town as well ;)

Speaking of poor publicity, did anyone know that there was/still is a Bastion Square Grand Prix bicycle race? Seriously, how do these events get so little publicity in a day and age where information flows freely and getting the word out takes relatively little effort and money?


I think events in this town do radio and then assume the rest is your job ;)

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 11:54 AM

So only the 45-90 year old demographic was targeted. Brilliant :)

I mean seriously, all it takes for the organizers of these events is to reach out to several social media folk like ourselves and I Heart and half the town will at least be aware of the event. Few things slip through our fingers as it is (good works, sleuths!) but for something major like this to slip right on by you really have to wonder if the promoters shouldn't be out promoting a bit more.


I'm glad that I "friended" the VicPD on Facebook so that I was pre-warned about some of the road closures today. (still don't know why Quadra is closed, though)
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Posted 02 June 2013 - 04:08 PM

I'm glad that I "friended" the VicPD on Facebook so that I was pre-warned about some of the road closures today. (still don't know why Quadra is closed, though)


This was due to the parade that the Jewish community was putting on today to acknowledge the 150th anniversary of Emmanu-El, the oldest synagogue in Canada. Mrs ASE and I got caught up in the roadblocks just VicPD were breaking them down post the parade but d/t traffic was definitely impacted.

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 04:58 PM

Is it just me or was this event not advertised as much as in previous years?


Indeed, light advertising. I heard about it on CFAX.
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Posted 06 June 2015 - 04:39 PM

The Oak Bay Tea Party is on Today and Tomorrow

 

So if you are looking for a good place to park that isn't signed "no parking", I found success on Lulie Street which is further to walk but the bonus is the great lemonade at the many stands.

However the price goes up the closer you get to Willows Park.

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on the beach there are ways to enjoy the warm day...

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or rent a kayak or paddleboard

 

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be entertained by the local musicians

 

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watch the baron of beef rotate to perfection

 

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get a piece of hot cob on the corn...yikes, that lemonade is getting to me 

 

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then over at the midway I think I'll try this...

 

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I'm not doing that again...I feel a bit out of sorts, let's take a picture of that big drone that just crashed

 

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what's that windmill doing here?

 

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meanwhile back at the spit

 

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unless you have a lock

 

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And don't forget to cheer on your local politicians in the big teacup race on Sunday

 

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#16 Nparker

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Posted 06 June 2015 - 05:07 PM

Must have been a scorcher there today. Thanks for the pix Bingo.  :)



#17 Bingo

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Posted 06 June 2015 - 05:40 PM

Is it just me or was this event not advertised as much as in previous years?

 

Here is what's happening tomorrow if you are not going today.

Hurry, Hurry, Hurry hard...for some hot Baron of Beef.

http://www.oakbaytea...m/entertainment

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 2015:

ON THE STAGE, ON THE WATER & IN THE AIR:

12:00 noon     The Rig-a-Jig Band

1:00 p.m.         Bathtub Race and Coast Guard Helicopter static display

2:00 p.m.         Air Show with Skydivers

3:00 p.m.         Mayor's Challenge Floating Teacup Race

3:45 p.m.        "Jazzercise"

4:00 p.m.         Ladies’ Nail Driving Competition

4:30 p.m.         COMMODORES Big Band

5:15 p.m.         Citizenship Affirmation Ceremony

6:00 p.m.         Oak Bay Tea Party RAFFLE DRAW

 



#18 Bingo

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Posted 08 June 2015 - 08:30 PM

It appears that if you went to the Tea Party looking for the baron of beef or the corn on the cob.......

 

Among the hundreds of people who flocked to Willows Beach to bask in Sunday’s summer temperatures, one man needed a reminder that the Oak Bay beach is not, in fact, a nude beach. A woman walking her dog around 6 p.m. spotted the over-exposed sunbather who thought he picked a private spot behind a pile of rocks near Cattle Point, said Oak Bay police spokesman Const. Rick Anthony.

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#19 todd

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 08:27 PM

They really need to bring back the fireworks, the last Oak Bay Tea Party fireworks show was funded generously in 2012 by the Oak Bay Beach Hotel. Hopefully somebody will sponsor it next year(if nobody else maybe the municipality Of Oak Bay).



#20 Bingo

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 05:54 AM

They really need to bring back the fireworks, the last Oak Bay Tea Party fireworks show was funded generously in 2012 by the Oak Bay Beach Hotel. Hopefully somebody will sponsor it next year(if nobody else maybe the municipality Of Oak Bay).

The best fireworks display was when they accidently set Jimmy Chicken Island by the Oak Bay Marina on fire.


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