Face painting at last year's Children's Festival.

Annual Creston Children’s Festival about family and culture

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  • Feb. 5, 2016 3:00 p.m.

Creston Valley youngsters and their families are invited to participate in the 2016 Children’s Festival on Monday.

Scheduled for 1-4 p.m. at the Creston and District Community Complex, the annual Family Day event (photos from last year here) will offer “activities and share culture experiences that will spread awareness, build relationships and facilitate partnerships and future events,” according to co-ordinator Rachel Wagner.

“Our hope is to foster understanding between the youth of the Creston Valley and the youth of the Lower Kootenay Band in order to advance the acceptance of First Nations culture.”

An opening ceremony will be held at 1 p.m., with representatives from the Lower Kootenay Band and Town of Creston doing the honours.

Admission is free and families can look forward to a wide array of fun children’s activities, crafts and a live stage performance with local talent. Free skating will be offered from 12:15-1:15 p.m. and a free swim will be held from 4-5 p.m. All ages are welcome.

“In the spirit of Family Day, we hope that this day of fun with our kids will remind us that as a community, we’re all family,” Wagner said. “Every child from every part of our community needs to be loved, needs to belong and needs a network of supportive adults to raise them to be the best they can.”

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