Windscape seek­ing vol­un­teers

Southwest Booster - - FRONT PAGE - VERENA MARS­DEN

I re­mem­ber walk­ing up the hill to the site and see­ing the gi­ant oc­to­pus float­ing in the sky. It took my breath away.

I was new to Swift Cur­rent when I first vol­un­teered for the Windscape Kite Fes­tival. I thought it might be a good way to spend a beau­ti­ful sum­mer week­end out­side, and meet­ing new peo­ple. I had no idea what I might be get­ting my­self in to.

The weather was amaz­ing, just the right amount of wind to keep the kites in the air, big open blue sky as far as the eye could see and hun­dreds, if not thou­sands of peo­ple laugh­ing, eat­ing and play­ing.

I was sta­tioned at the splat­ter mu­ral, which en­tailed giv­ing chil­dren a su­per soaker water gun full of paint to shoot at the wall. So fun to watch them cre­ate…..and want to go again and again.

I met a num­ber of fan­tas­tic peo­ple from the com­mu­nity that week­end also; to this day I con­sider many of them friends of mine.

Ev­ery year since, I have vol­un­teered for the Windscape Kite Fes­tival, in some ca­pac­ity. This year I am the vol­un­teer co-or­di­na­tor, re­spon­si­ble for re­cruit­ing 200+ vol­un­teers to ex­pe­ri­ence what I did on that very first day…….walk­ing up the hill to see a gi­ant oc­to­pus float­ing in the sky.

Come join me on June 24-25 reg­is­ter at www.wind­scapekite­fes­ti­val.ca or call me at 306-772-0070.

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