Recipe for success with children

Take a child or two; spend a day – even an afternoon is fine; sprinkle smiles generously; add a dollop of laughter; a pinch of silliness in a family photo. Bake in warm sunshine, but a cloudy day will do. Voila, you’ve created a happy memory together. Do this more than once and you have a family tradition that kids won’t forget. 

You have all the ingredients, but where to go to get the helpful tools to create this delicious day? Try coming to the eighth annual Family Fun Day at Calvary Church grounds in Gibsons, 711 Park Road, just across the street from Gibsons Community Centre, on Saturday, Sept. 15, 1 to 4 p.m. 

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We’re staying with a recipe that’s tried and true: a bouncy castle (obstacle course this year), mini-golf, face painting, crafts, games, pony rides – real ones and the rubber, bouncy kind – music entertainment, popcorn and juice, and more.

Sometimes, the fire truck and the RCMP squad car are able to drop by, so it’s truly an all-community event. And yes, it’s free.

Research tells us that children with family traditions, and time with involved parents, tend to be more successful. It’s a recipe for success that is fun for the whole family.

– Melanie Robinson, Calvary Baptist Church of Gibsons

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