This town never slows down! Another day jam packed with events, I wish I had more time to spend at them all!
Today started off at a community garden workshop just off of North Ospika Boulevard. The community was really pulling together for this one and wanted to get the little ones involved especially, they believe that this will help them feel more connected and help them understand how much work goes into making and maintaining these gardens. Then, after all their work, they will get to enjoy their harvest come September. Today was the most beautiful day for gardening, and they were truly putting in a lot of work to improve the quality of their community. I LOVE IT!
Then it was off to CN Centre for the Vaisakhi celebration. This is the new year celebration for people who are Sikh, and today the parking lot of CN Centre was full of vendors with food, refreshments and lots of cultural activities. I am always amazed by the detail and craftsman ship that goes into making their traditional clothing, and such incredible colours!
The Exploration Place was a happenin’ place today with their grand opening of the Little Prince Steam Engine! The Frozen Paddle was also their to satisfy everyone’s ice cream cravings. Also, they were hosting the last two days of the Science Odyssey. This where classrooms, museums and laboratories take extra time to celebrate science, engineering and mathematics. The Exploration Place helped celebrate but hosting engineering competitions. They challenged kids to build tin foil boats that could hold washers, and even make marshmallow structures that had enough support to hold things!
Another amazing thing that happened today was the Tulip Festival! Tulips have a special place in Canada’s history because 100,000 of the flowers are gifted to Canada every year from the Dutch Royal Family as a thank-you to Canada for helping to liberate their country in WWII. The Royal Family at that time took refuge in Canada, and in 1943 Princess Margriet was born, and her hospital room deemed Dutch soil for the occasion. Ever since then, Canada celebrates tulips to honor that special history.
It’s also the May Long Weekend! So if you’re out on the roads, be careful. There’s more cars out there than usual, and lots of people are in a hurry. So make sure to take you time, do the speed limit and be safe!
As always, make sure to check out the Funchaser Facebook page and Instagram page for more photos and videos of what happened this weekend!