AHOY all you Buccaneers!! We're back!!
May 13–15 are the 2022 dates for Buccaneer Days: a non-profit/community groups fundraising event!
A fun community/family event with something for all ages. Well people, Buccaneer Days for 2020, 2021, as you know were cancelled due to the COVID Pandemic. We could not have asked for a more disappointing thing to happen, but we needed to do what our health officer asked of us and so we did. However, good news, we will be allowed to have Buccaneer Days again this year and the Committee are working with Esquimalt Parks and Recreation and West Coast Amusements to make this years Buccaneer Days a fun, filled event to fill the hearts of all attendees.
A little history: in 1939, Esquimalt began holding a May Queen celebration. This evolved into Esquimalt Days and eventually, in 1966, became Buccaneer Days. The town turned out in naval and pirate attire, vying for prizes for the best costume. The citizens of Esquimalt were also awakened at a very early hour by a loudspeaker mounted atop a van calling “Wakey, Wakey!” Buccaneer Days festivities have always been well attended, with over 20 community organizations taking part, which allows our community to work and play together, have a great time, and instill a feeling of accomplishment and pride in our community.