Sun for a day of car­ni­val fun

Moose Jaw - - Front Page - By Dou­glas Hallman for Moose Jaw Ex­press Pho­tos by Dou­glas Hallman

On a sunny day be­tween two that poured rain, the Child’s View Montes­sori School in Moose Jaw held a suc­cess­ful fam­ily fun car­ni­val. The school has 42 stu­dents, five teach­ers and many par­ent vol­un­teers. The school is lo­cated at the Hill­crest Apos­tolic Church, 1550 Main St. N., and the park­ing lot was the car­ni­val site. This Montes­sori pro­gram has been in op­er­a­tion for the last five years, in­clud­ing two years at its present venue. The car­ni­val was a fundraiser for the con­struc­tion of a school play­ground by the side of the church. “It was a great suc­cess,” said Ch­eryl Adamache, one of the or­ga­niz­ers. “The play­ground will cost be­tween $15,000 and $20,000 and we are half­way there. We have enough to be­gin the work, and build­ing a fence will be the first phase.” At the car­ni­val, there was lots of ev­i­dence of chil­dren hav­ing fun. The or­ga­niz­ers had ar­ranged all sorts of ac­tiv­i­ties. Com­pe­ti­tions in­cluded a football throw and a bean­bag toss with hockey nets and bas­ket­ball hoops. McDon­ald’s, Pizza Hut and the Dairy Queen pro­vided coupons as prizes. There was an ob­sta­cle course, a bouncy cas­tle, face­paint­ing, a pet­ting zoo and Sid the Clown. A bar­be­cue con­ces­sion pro­vided food, and the par­ent coun­cil spon­sored a treat con­ces­sion of­fer­ing candy ap­ples, popcorn and cot­ton candy. Dana Haukaas of the Hu­mane So­ci­ety brought along a col­lie named Honey to pro­mote the work of her or­ga­ni­za­tion. There was a po­lice car, an am­bu­lance and a fire truck on site, and at­ten­dants for each to talk about their work. Yolanda Tac­chi, the direc­tor of the school, ex­pressed thanks for those who helped. “We are very grate­ful for the vol­un­teers and the peo­ple in the com­mu­nity who were so sup­port­ive. It was a great deal of fun for ev­ery­one.”

Myles, Bro­gan and Layne en­joy bouncy cas­tles

School direc­tor Yolanda Tac­chi face­paint­ing Jaden

Keith Sil­ver­sides as Sid, the car­ni­val clown

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