June 8, 2016
The Annual Teddy Bear/Mother Goose Picnic Relocates to Riverside Park
Kamloops, B.C. - Kamloops BC – On Thursday, June 16, the 11th Annual Teddy Bear/Mother Goose Picnic will take place at Riverside Park. This is a free family event hosted in partnership with the City of Kamloops, Kamloops Early Language and Literacy Initiative (KELLI), School District No. 73, Childcare Resource and Referral/YMCA, TNRD Library, and Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc Social Development Department.
The Teddy Bear/Mother Goose Picnic is the wrap-up celebration for the KELLI Parent/Child Mother Goose Program®. There will be many interactive activities, such as teddy bear activities with School District No. 73 Strong Start, the TNRD Library circus train, Family Zumba with Fit by Design, a garden station, gymnastics with River City and Kamloops Princess Parties, and a music station with Lee’s Music, as well as activities with Project X, Kamloops Arts Council’s Rivertown Players, the Kamloops Art Gallery, PacificSport, and the City of Kamloops ECOSmart Team.
The picnic will wrap up with the largest Mother Goose circle ever, and cake will be served.
Thursday, June 16
10:00 am-12:30 pm
Riverside Park (Rain or Shine)
Please note the new location and event time
The Parent/Child Mother Goose Program® introduces adults and children to the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs, and stories together. Parents gain skills and confidence that can enable them to create positive family patterns during their children’s crucial early years. Children benefit from enjoyable, healthy early experiences with language and communication. There were over 60 Mother Goose Program® sessions offered in the Kamloops community from October 2015 to June 2016.
Cara Graden, Arts, Culture, and Heritage Coordinator
City of Kamloops
Maureen Doll, Project Coordinator
KELLI (Kamloops Early Language and Literacy Initiative)
250- 554-3134, ext 333 for voicemail