Maureen Alexander presents an award for one of the best scarecrows during Good Old Daze last year. (Citizen file)

Maureen Alexander presents an award for one of the best scarecrows during Good Old Daze last year. (Citizen file)

Take a trip to the Good Old Daze in Mill Bay

Mill Bay is going to be a scary place in the coming days.

Mill Bay is going to be a scary place in the coming days.

But there’s nothing to fear, it’s all for fun and for a good cause.

The Mill Bay Historical Society is staging its Good Old Daze Scarecrow Festival from July 4–13 with most of the activity taking place at the Mill Bay Centre.

“Good Old Daze Festival is a humourous look at Canada’s 150 years and is designed to captivate the imagination and instill pride in what we as a nation have accomplished,” explained Maureen Alexander of the Mill Bay-Malahat Historical Society.

About 85 scarecrows, each telling a story about South Cowichan’s unique history, have been entered in the sixth annual Festival. The fanciful figures will be displayed at Mill Bay Centre, Mill Bay Marina and around the surrounding area.

Folks can vote for their favourite scarecrow and prizes will be presented at the event’s July 13 finale in front of Bru-Go’s coffee shop.

You’re invited to bring the whole family any day from Tuesday, July 4 to Thursday, July 13.

Pick up a Locator Map provided by participating Mill Bay businesses to see the locations of all the amazing figures displayed at Mill Bay Centre.

You can vote for your favourite figures at any of the 11 voting stations located at the Royal Bank, Subway, Bru-Gos Coffee, the library, Mill Bay Paint and Hardware, Community Policing, Tourist Info Centre, Medical Centre Lobby, Island Savings, CIBC and Rusticana Coffee and you will be entered in the prize draw.

The Festival is a fundraiser for the Society.

Also at the Mill Bay Centre, a Family Day will be held on Sunday, June 25 with entertainment featuring Shelley Smiley and Phil Newns.

There will be fun for the whole family from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Check out www.millbaycentre.com for more information.

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