About 3,000 people visited Parkinson Recreation Centre on Good Friday to take part in the 10th annual Easter Pancake Breakfast.
One hundred and twenty volunteers hid easter eggs, served pancakes, painted faces and helped orchestrate the multifaceted event, which is one of three key community celebrations put on by Victory Life Fellowship.
Since its origin, the Easter Pancake Breakfast has nearly tripled in size, according to Victory Life Fellowship pastor Diana Tripke.
“We’ve lost count,” said Tripke.
“Over the years you learn what works and what doesn’t work—you just fine tune.”
Tripke said this year’s only hitch was an unexpected shortage in Easter eggs, which limited children to 10 eggs each.
Regardless, few kids seemed to notice or care as they gravitated from event to event with smiles on their faces.
“They love it. We get people from out of town who come (to Kelowna) for this.”
The event also provided donated clothing for those in need.
Victory Life Fellowship’s next community event will happen Aug. 24 with a Back to School Bash. Tripke said there will be plenty of activities for kids and at least 750 backpacks will be given away for the upcoming school year.