7th Annual Teddy Bear Picnic

| July 7, 2016
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Brandi Gallant and her son Leighton at the literacy tent at the Teddy Bear Picnic.

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The 7th Annual Teddy Bear Picnic was held on July 5th at the Scouts Hall area.

On Tuesday, July 5th, many families came out to enjoy the Community Resource Centre’s (CRC) 7th Annual Teddy Bear Picnic at the playground area by the Scouts Hall.

There were activity stations set up for the children to participate in order to receive a special prize bag.  At the Bear Care station the Public Health Nurses were able to assess their bears condition and provide first aid to their bears’ boo-boo’s.

The crafts station allowed the children to make honeycomb necklaces, count gummy bears or have their face painted. The CHAMP Team was there and supplied cookies to decorate with icing and sprinkles.

 

If you go down in the woods today you’re sure of a big surprise
If you go down in the woods today you’d better go in disguise
For every bear that ever there was will gather there for certain
Because today’s the day the Teddy Bears have their picnic

Every Teddy Bear who’s been good is sure of a treat today
There’s lots of marvellous things to eat and wonderful games to play
Beneath the trees where nobody sees they’ll hide and seek as long as they please
That’s the way the Teddy Bears have their picnic
Picnic time for Teddy Bears

 

The little Teddy Bears are having a lovely time today
Watch them, catch them unawares and see them picnic on their holiday
See them gaily gad about
They love to play and shout
They never have any cares
At six o’clock their Mummies and Daddies will take them home to bed
‘Cause they’re tired little Teddy Bears

If you go down in the woods today you better not go alone
It’s lovely down in the woods today but saver to stay at home
For every bear that ever there was will gather there for certain
Because today’s the day the Teddy Bears have their picnic

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At the Bear Care station the Public Health Nurse, Rene Sawatsky and Tracey Hagen, Admin. Support (left) were able to assess their bears condition and provide first aid to their bears’ boo-boo’s.

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The Alberta Prairie C.O.W. bus was experiencing “moo-chanical difficulties” so was absent from the picnic, however many of the resources were present and an activity center set up.

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Fun times for the kids and the parents. Photos by Brandi Camilleri

The Alberta Prairie C.O.W. bus was experiencing “moo-chanical difficulties” so was absent from the picnic, however many of the resources were present and an activity center set up.

The COW bus brings family literacy support and awareness to rural and urban communities throughout the province.
Alberta Prairie C.O.W. Bus is funded by Government of Alberta, Innovation and Advanced Education.

The Program:

  • The C.O.W. bus is a friendly space for parents and younger children, zero to six years, to learn and explore fun new ways to add literacy activities into their daily lives.
  • At the invitation of local literacy groups, the C.O.W. bus tours rural and urban communities across Alberta participating in locally planned events. A visit from the C.O.W. Bus is an exciting way to promote family literacy.
  • Trained family literacy facilitators provide information on the importance of early language development and leave behind a small library of quality children’s books with each community.

The Benefits for Families:

  • Works with parents to help them read with their babies and preschoolers.
  • Presents parents with new ideas for family literacy activities to use at home.
  • Promotes oral language development – the foundation for literacy.
  • Raises awareness of parents as their child’s first and best teachers.

For Literacy Organizations:

  • Promotes local programs and raises community awareness of the literacy programs being offered both locally and provincially.
  • Strengthens partnerships among local agencies.
  • Attracts the attention of local dignitaries, potential support agencies and decision-make.
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Brandi loves meeting people and sharing their stories. A country girl at heart, she appreciates the simple things in a complex world.

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