Annual Family Day event offering fun for Creston Valley kids

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  • Feb. 2, 2015 4:00 p.m.
The drawing table was a popular place at last year’s Family Day event.

The drawing table was a popular place at last year’s Family Day event.

Games, entertainment, history and more will be part of Family Day’s second annual Children’s Winter Festival, running 1-4 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Lower Kootenay Band gymnasium.

Over 500 people attended last year’s Family Day event at Rotacrest Hall, prompting the move — which offers much more than a larger venue.

“Kids are kids wherever they come from,” said Rachel Wagner, Teen Action Committee advocate and organizer of the event. “It’s really exciting to feel I got to have a part in bringing the communities together. That’s a really big thing. That’s bigger than me.”

With the theme “Youth Bridging Communities”, the event kicks off with an opening ceremony at 1 p.m., and it’s all fun and games after that. Geared mainly for kids aged preschool to seven or eight, there will be tables for Play-Doh, drawing and painting. Family Place and Creston and District Community Complex are also lending some activities, including the CDCC’s giant inflatable ball.

On the entertainment side, a few local musicians have been lined up to perform, as has well-known juggler Jayden Gigliotti, sure to impress children and adults alike. LKB members will also share information about their culture.

“I’m hoping for it just to be stimulating at all times,” said Wagner. “There should always be something to do.”

A shuttle will run from the CDCC entrance and the Creston Valley Public Library to the LKB building from 12:45-4:30 p.m., to make it easier for all to attend the event.

“I think it is really important to nurture people from an early age, and I think it’s important to celebrate them,” said Wagner.