Hi there Ocean Family, long time no see!

The weather was just beautiful this weekend. It was sunny and hot, and all kinds of fun times were found. Here’s what the Fun Finder team got up to this weekend:

On Saturday, Jen and I left the station a little early to head straight to Beacon Hill Children’s Farm for the Running of the Goats. If you’ve never seen the Running of the Goats, I could not recommend it enough. It is truly a spectacle to behold. The lucky onlookers line up along the sides of the main path within the petting zoo, the goat handlers open the floodgates, and a cavalcade of goats big and small shoot out of their pen and into the visitor area at breakneck speeds. After the goats have finished barreling into to the visitor area, they spend the day wandering around, hanging out with people, eating, and doing other goat stuff. I find it miraculous that goats are so patient with the literal hundreds of people that stop by the children’s farm daily to pet them. I’m not sure I would have the patience to deal with several hundred people petting me every day. Regardless, I’m glad goats are the way they are, and I’m glad Beacon Hill Children’s Farm does what they do. It’s really such an awesome way to spend an afternoon.

After spending the morning with the goats, Jen and I stopped in at Barb’s Fish & Chips for a quick lunch before heading down to Gyro Beach Park to hang out in the sun for the rest of the afternoon. We had lots of prizes to give away, including a pair of tickets to see Mumford & Sons at BC Place in Vancouver. Now, I’m a pretty big fan of Mumford & Sons, and I know they put on an incredible live show, so I didn’t want to give those tickets away! This is the sacrifice I give to you, our listeners. Ocean listeners Emily and Matthew, who are also big Mumford & Sons fans were the lucky recipients of the tickets (after giving us their best ‘suns out guns out’ poses). Congratulations Emily and Matthew!

We had all kinds of other prizes to give away to those at the beach as well, including gift cards to Moxies Bar & Grill and Barb’s Fish & Chips, tickets to see the Harbourcats, and prizes from Hillside Centre. There were lots of people at the beach, and lots of people stopped by to say hi! It was a successful day!

Sunday was one of my favourite days of the year – Symphony Splash! As a Victoria native, Symphony Splash is something I look forward to every year. If you’ve never seen it, essentially the Victoria Symphony plays an incredible concert on a ginormous floating barge in the inner harbour. The streets by the inner harbour are shut down to traffic, so people can roam freely, and there are all kinds of tents, food trucks, and fun activities around. One of the coolest things, I think, is that the City of Victoria allows you to paddle a canoe or kayak to the water space in front of the stage to watch the concert. How cool is that? Watching a classical music concert from a vessel in the water sounds like such a uniquely Victoria way to spend a Sunday evening. Our tent was set up in front of the Empress, and we had an absolute blast hanging out with everyone that stopped by. What a wonderful city we live in.

As always, a big shout out to Hillside Centre, Moxies Bar & Grill, Barb’s Fish & Chips, Cupcakes at Uptown, and Beacon Hill Children’s Farm for keeping the Fun Finder Fun all summer long!

– Fun Finder Sam

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