Monday, July 11, 2016

Children's Day in the Park, Proclamations, Fundraising and Fun!

Despite the threat of showers in the early part of the day the sun came out to play on Saturday, as the 4th Annual Children's Day in the Park took place at Mariner's Park, making for an enjoyable day in the park for families around the North Coast.

The Day in the park hosted by Prince Rupert's Success by Six program featured a range of activities for children and their parents, as well as the official proclamation from the City to declare a children's Bill of Rights in the community.

That initiative from City Hall came following a trip by Councillor Blair Mirau to the Cities Fit for Children summit that took place Vernon in November of 2015.

Mr. Mirau introduced the plan to put in place the Bill of Rights to  Council in April and it was approved at the April 11th council session, with plans to present it to the public at this years Children's Day in the Park.

The full text of the Children's Bill of Rights and some background on the process to put it in place in Prince Rupert can be found here.

Lions Club members are selling
tickets to raise funds for
playground equipment for
Mariner's Park
Saturday the city made it all official, with Mayor Lee Brain and Councillor Mirau making an appearance at the event to celebrate the declaration with those in attendance at Mariner's.

While the youngsters were having fun, the need for new playground for Mariner's Park was being championed by members of the Prince Rupert Lions Club.

The service organization is currently in the midst of a fundraising campaign to provide new equipment for the popular gathering spot for the city's younger set.

Tickets are still available for purchase for the project, with first prize 1,000 dollars in cash from the Lions Club, Second Prize is a Grizzly Bear Tour for Two provided by Prince Rupert Adventure Tours and the Third place prize is a 32 inch Samsung LED TV courtesy of City Furniture.

You can find contact information for the Lions Club here should you wish to pick up some tickets and help to raise funds for the community initiative.

More background on the Success by Six program in the community can be found from their Facebook page here.

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