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Queensborough Children’s Fest returns to New Westminster

Save the Date: The Queensborough Children’s Fest returns on Saturday, June 11
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The Queensborough Children's Festival returns to New West on Saturday, June 11.

What’s happening?

The Queensborough Children’s Fest returns on Saturday, June 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Queensborough Community Centre’s outdoor stage and field. The Queensborough Special Programs committee is thrilled it’s once again able to hold an in-person festival at the community centre and are expecting about 300 children to attend.

"I moved to Queensborough during COVID and I am a new mom, so being a part of the QSPC to plan the festival has allowed me to meet neighbours including other new moms and use my time and skills towards creating something positive for the community,” said Jenny Louie, who is co-ordinating this year’s festival. “I've been feeling much more connected to my community throughout the planning process."

Community members are invited to attend the event, bring a picnic blanket to the community centre’s outdoor stage and let the kids enjoy a day of fun.

Mavis Lui, a New West resident, said she’s looking forward to attending the festival and spending quality time together as a family, exposing children to arts and culture and connecting to the community."

What entertainment and activities are being offered?

The Queensborough Children’s Festival features entertainment on the outdoor stage, as well as demonstrations and interactive activities by 4 Elements Martial Arts Taekwondo School and the Vancouver Circus School. The circus school will have a circus tent set up where kids can learn how to juggle and do other fun circus tricks.

Artists in the Borough who will be hosting art activities for kids.

Songs and stories by Mike Bryden, kid’s Zumba by Michelle and Michelle’s Cheeky Face Painting are just part of the day’s fun.

Take the Cake, a Queensborough-based bakery, is providing an activity station where kids can decorate their own sugar cookies. It’s donating cookies and decorating supplies for this activity.

Mmmmm, cookies. Is there anything else to eat?

The Knights of Columbus will be hosting a barbecue featuring hot dogs and burgers (all under $10; cash only.) The Queensborough Community Centre Café will also be open.

How to help?

Attendees are encouraged to bring a donation of non-perishable goods or new school supplies. Donations will go to United Way to help with their Ukrainian Refugee and Food Hub programs.

More details, please:

The Queensborough Community Centre is at 920 Ewen Ave. The festival runs rain or shine, and will be moved inside in the event of bad weather.

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