Thursday, May 12, 2011

Have fun and help out a great event!

We are organizing a street party/fun fair for children, youth, families and friends in celebration of Access Awareness Week, which aims to increase public awareness around disability issues and inclusion.

The fair will be held in the North End of Halifax on Cabot Place on Saturday, June 4th (rain date is Sunday, June 5th) from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Cabot Place will be closed to traffic so that we can make full use of the street for games and activities and so that wheelchair users will be able to participate in all events.

We’re thinking of this as an old-fashioned country fair in the city type of event, albeit with a few modern components.

We are recruiting volunteers to oversee fun fair events and games including:

• Knock down the cans

• Water pong

• Hockey shoot

• Face painting/temporary tattoos

• Balloon animals

• Fish pond

• Fortune teller/palm reader

• Pie in the face

• Rock band competition (Wii) – OK, that one’s not so old-fashioned!

• Sucker pull

• Art mural project

• Fancy Dress-up photographs (where we will provide printed copies of the photos )

• Guess the number of jelly beans in the jar contest....and more!

We need loads of volunteers to help out with the fair, including:

• DJs

• balloon animal artists

• photographers

• jugglers

• carpenters

• magicians

• clowns

• general helpers.

We need creative people to help set up and decorate, people to run games, hand out treats and drinks and people to spray whipped cream onto pie plates…the list just goes on and on!

Interested? Please call Jackie at 401-5938 and add your name (and special talent or skill) to our list of volunteers for this extra special event! If you have any questions or want more information about this event, you can call Sandra at 444-9906.

This free event is funded by the Nova Scotia League for Equal Opportunity and planned/organized by Flying on Your Own, a summer program for teens with special needs.

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