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REPORTING · 21st August 2015
Walter McFarlane
The Kitimat Leisure Services Department held their summer programs a little differently this year. They held several summer playgrounds, going from playground to playground in the community. On August 20th, they held a Party in the Park to wrap it all up, with activities and food for the children outside the Sam Lindsay Aquatic Centre.

“It was different from anything we’ve ever done before. [Our summer program] was the mobile playgrounds, rotating parks to reach out to different neighbourhoods in the community. We saw a different turnout at each playground,” said Jenna Davie.

They had the most children at the parks at Chilko Street and Yukon.

At the playground on the 20th, they had booths for fishing for prizes, an obstacle course, hot dogs, cake, cotton candy and colouring activities for the kids.

Davie stated there will be a different program next year. However, according to Marcy Rice, the Leisure Services Department will get together in September and evaluate whether to keep rotating playground activities in the community for next summer.
Teija Barker goes fishing to catch a Frisbee.
Teija Barker goes fishing to catch a Frisbee.
Kasey Ringham winds up to throw a pie.
Kasey Ringham winds up to throw a pie.