Children are the first to inspire change within families
Their expression through innocence and awe, wonder and excitement ignite that spirit within entire family units. Children are the future, they remind us of our connection to life, to each other and to nature itself. As such, we have designed a whole day just for them, catering the activities and celebration to them with yoga, native wisdom, art, nature and much more.
And, we have reserved a time at the end of day where families will join to celebrate, to revel, and to continue the conversation as they return home.
Bring your children (ages 7 years and up) for a day full of activities designed specially for them, including creative expression, a guided nature walk, kids yoga and indigenous wisdom for only $15 per child.
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Program Director: Kirsten Stoger
Schedule of Events
Below is a schedule of events for the day. The day will begin at The Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre (394 Main, Hudson), with all activities run by an adult and group of youth volunteers. All activities will be either at or within a close walking distance of the community centre.
We are still in the process of updating the schedule, so please check back.
Saturday, June 18
8:30 am – 9:00 am
Registration with parents (The Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre)
9:00 am – 9:30 am
Opening and Kids Yoga with Stephanie Thornton of ZenZoo Yoga
9:30 am – 11:00 am
Empowering Kids with Rainbow Path Media – In this empowering and fun workshop, the children will learn the power of their spoken words and how these affect their daily lives. They will learn how to use affirmations creatively and will design their very own affirmation treasure box.
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
With the skilled guidance of some members from the Hudson Artists Association, the children will explore some basic painting techniques and create a large group painting that will later be displayed during the closing ceremony of the festival.
12:30 to 1:30 pm
Join Parents for Lunch (box lunch available, if purchased with registration)
1:30 pm to 2:15 pm
Honouring and Protecting Wild Birds with le Nichoir – Through hands-on exploration, the children will have an opportunity to identify a variety of local birds and create a natural feeder that will later be left for the birds during their nature walk with Gary.
2:15 pm to 3:15 pm
Visit to Pure Art – Where Community meets beauty – Brigitte from Pure Art will invite the children into her colourful store and talk about shopping with a purpose and our connection to the different cultures around the world.
3:15 pm to 3:40 pm
Guided Nature Walk with Gary Dover – Understanding the importance of engaging children in the wonders of our natural world, Gary will be taking the children for a brief walk through the Sandy Beach forest. The children will learn to identify certain species of plants and trees through an imaginative walk back in time.
3:40 pm to 4:45 pm
Native drumming (The Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre)
4:45 pm to 5:30 pm
Closing Ceremonies with the adults, including a concert and creative dance presentation, performed by the youth from the Westwood Bridge to Burundi Project.
* All times and events are subject to change.