The ninth annual Children's Festival and Duck Pluck Raffle promises to be a day filled with family fun and will feature one of Canada's beloved children's entertainers, Charlotte Diamond.
The festival is set for June 19 in Dougall Park in Gibsons. Come spend a fun-filled afternoon with popular musicians Graham Walker and magician Gerardo Avila on stage, as well as face painting, clowns, petting farm, bouncy castle and so much more. Come hungry, as RBC will once again manage the barbecue. It is a wonderful event to kick off the pre-summer holiday.
Duck Pluck raffle tickets have officially gone on sale and are available on Saturday, May 29, at Trail Bay Mall in Sechelt and Sunnycrest Mall in Gibsons, at Canadian Tire in Wilson Creek on June 5 and at IGA in Wilson Creek and Gibsons on June 12.
Raffle tickets give you a chance to win an amazing Tzoonie Adventure weekend and lots more.There are more than 4,000 numbered rubber ducks for sale. Raffle ticket numbers correspond to rubber duck numbers, and children and adults alike delight in watching the plucking of the lucky ducks from the special duck pond created for the event. Tickets are sold for one for $5 and five for $20.
The event raises money for the Early Childhood Development programs of Sunshine Coast Community Services Society such as Parent-Tot Drop-In, a popular family resource program, Bellies and Babies prenatal nutrition program and Mother Goose, a language development program. This fundraising event provides the much-needed financial support for these programs, which help parents give their children the best start in life.
Sunshine Coast Community Services Society is the leading umbrella organization on the Coast offering residents from Earls Cove to Port Mellon a wide range of programs and services. Founded in 1974, they have long-standing experience in helping identify community issues and needs and in providing professional, innovative and effective solutions, often with very limited funds. Their programs help everyone from new parents to youth and families in crisis, children with special needs, women and children who have experienced abuse and community members who want to make a difference.