The first ever Lake Country Indoor Children’s Festival, presented by TD Bank, is bringing families together for a full day of fun Feb. 27.
The event is being hosted at the Lake Country Community Complex from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with an array of activities, including face painting, bouncy castle, caricatures by Marzio, a talent competition, Trixie the Clown and entertainer Leif David in the Creekside Theatre; artisan booths, craft tables, a pop-up clothing store courtesy of Mamas for Mamas; multi-cultural activities like dancing, origami and henna, to mention a few from the Intercultural Society of the Central Okanagan (ISCO).
“There are so many families in Lake Country and neighbouring Kelowna and Vernon that organizing a Children’s Festival at our terrific Community Complex was at the top of my list of priority activities to make happen in 2016,” said cultural development coordinator Ryan Donn. “As a parent myself, I’m always attentive to events for families that offer interactive fun and learning experiences for a variety of ages. Having TD Bank as the title sponsor is a really good fit because they have a very community-minded approach to business and a local presence on Lake Country’s Main Street.”
The whole community is getting involved: the Lake Country firefighters are providing a Combat Challenge, the Lake Country Museum is doing a historical photo booth and the Lake Country Art Gallery will have various art activities for kids to participate in. Lake Country Health Planning Society will have a building blocks area and Wentworth Music is hosting a drum booth for young musicians to check out.
Admission to the festival is by donation, with suggested donations as follows: $2 child, $5 adult or $10 family.