Creat­ing me­mories at Wil­low Park

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A fam­ily pic­nic-style even­ing with food, live mu­sic and en­ter­tain­ing ac­tiv­i­ties is on the agenda for Wil­low Park this Sun­day.

Lo­cated at beau­ti­ful East­ern Beach, the Chris­tian camp and con­ven­tion cen­tre is welcoming fam­i­lies to join its an­nual free com­mu­nity fun event from 4-7pm on March 5.

‘‘The idea is to have an open day where peo­ple from the com­mu­nity can come and see what we do at Wil­low Park and neigh­bours can en­joy us­ing the fa­cil­i­ties,’’ co­or­di­na­tor Ni­cole Stormer says.

The cen­tre’s Kidz Camp lead­ers will be there to run ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing a wa­ter slide, quad bikes, mini golf and bouncy cas­tles, and en­gage with all the chil­dren.

‘‘They’re a fan­tas­tic group of high school and univer­sity stu­dents who vol­un­teer in the hol­i­days to help with camp. We’re proud of the lead­er­ship skills they gain ev­ery time,’’ Stormer says, about the youth lead­ers.

In its his­tory of more than 80 years, the cen­tre has run many camps with schools, fam­i­lies and sports teams.

‘‘Wil­low Park is very spe­cial to a lot of peo­ple be­cause of the me­mories they made here,’’ Stormer says.

‘‘There are still many peo­ple who have no idea what goes on at Wil­low Park and some don’t even know we ex­ist. We want to in­vite peo­ple over for a day of fun.’’

SUP­PLIED

Wil­low Park Chris­tian Camp and Con­ven­tion Cen­tre, in Hos­tel Ac­cess Road, has ac­tiv­i­ties for fam­i­lies to en­joy on Sun­day.

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