Get your pizza on in Petrolia



Petrolia Mayor John McCharles samples some of the pizza which will be for sale at PizzaFest Saturday at Victoria Park.


Pizza-lovers will be heading to Petrolia’s Victoria Park Saturday for the first ever Pizzafest.

Four local restaurants will be serving up pizza in the park from noon until seven at night. Helen’s Hideaway, Godfathers, Street’s Eatery and Buds will be making pizzas in their restaurants and bringing them to the park for sale.

Laurissa Ellsworth, manager of marketing for Petrolia, says pizza-lovers can purchase a $2 ticket for a slice – part of which will go to community projects. “The money is going to the Petrolia Community Fund,” says Ellsworth. “The restaurants thought that would be the best idea because they wanted to make sure the money would go back to the community and that would be the best way to do it.”

Aside from pizza, there will be five bands playing throughout the afternoon, The Starbright Theatre band, Borderline, Scotch Prophets, Back Up Jenny and The Taildraggers.

The Petrolia Rotary Club will also be on hand to help run the beer garden.

And there will be inflatable castles for young children, Ellsworth says.

The event has generated a lot of interest, she adds, saying 300 people have indicated they will be attending.