A group of Airdronians noticed there was a gap in learning opportunities for the children of Airdrie, outside of everyday education. Thus, The Airdrie Children’s Festival was created.
The Airdrie Children's Festival aims to inspire kids to encourage them to be creative and curious to achieve greatness. Founded in 2018, the festival strives to inform kids they have opportunities for their future and that they can aspire to be anything they want.
After a two-year hiatus, the Airdrie Children's Festival is in the process of recruiting volunteers for its 2022 event.
Board member for the Airdrie Children's Festival Society, Tara Levick, says the festival is currently looking for volunteers to help out for the weekend of May 28 and May 29.
“Everything from manning a kid's game, to wandering around and cleaning up garbage, to working in information booths.”
Levick says there is a wide number of volunteers they will need for the festival.
Although a lot of spots have already been filled, they want to get as many volunteers as they can to help out for the weekend. The average length of the shift is between 3 and 4 hours.
Airdronians can apply to be a volunteer for the Airdrie Children's Festival by signing up on their website.
Levick says the festival is expected to be much the same as it has been in previous years, saying attendees won’t notice the difference between this festival and the last one in 2019.
“We have done a few things, just to be cautious of COVID. In case there are restrictions or anything like that come in May. There will be a few minor changes.”
The goal for the Airdrie Children's Festival is to have as many people and children as possible show up.
This year, the festival will be held outside to make people feel more comfortable about coming by. The Airdrie Children's Festival Society hopes more people are able to show up this year. The last time this festival took place, there were 7000 people who made it out to the festival.
“There used to be the Calgary Children's Festival, but it was paid to go in. We are trying to be all-inclusive.”
The festival wants to offer the opportunity for children to experience something they never have before. Such as inspiring children with learning about new careers like becoming a Youtuber or watching a magician do new magic tricks. The purpose is to get kids just being kids again.
“We're hopeful that they'll come out and see what we've got going on. It's a free festival, it's all-inclusive. You can spend an hour or you can spend the entire day.”
The Airdrie Children's Festival will be held at Nose Creek Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children in Airdrie will have the opportunity to participate in activities that create curiosity and inspire creativity.
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