Heat doesn't deter kids from having fun

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5-year-old Madison Miktanner gets her face painted at the 2012 Kids Day. Photo by Brigid McNutt.

By Brigid McNutt

The dunk tank looked like a good place to be during the heat of that afternoon at the Moose Jaw Wakamow Valley 11th annual Kids Day in Kiwanis River Park.

The free event brought out a steady flow of families to celebrate the summer season. With a multitude of games and activities, it was evident the children were enjoying themselves by the squeals of laughter, goody bags, and painted faces filling the park.

This year’s Kids Day featured bouncy castles, a craft area, fishpond, wagon ride and canoe rides among many other activities. There were many different answers from the kids when asked what their favourite activity was, from playing on the playground to the face paint tent. 

“I think it’s going tremendously. We’ve got lots of turnout, we’ve got an amazing amount of volunteers and we have so many donors and sponsors," said event co-ordinator Gisele Perrault. “We’ve got stuff for everybody to take with them — it’s great.”

Perrault said there were around 30 volunteers this year. New to the event were a singing group, storytelling and ice cream sandwiches — a welcomed treat as participants took a break from the sun to sit in the shade.

For more on this story see an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.

Geographic location: Moose Jaw Wakamow Valley, Kiwanis River Park

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