Submitted Media Release
Over 150 Brantford-Brant locals come out to participate in family activities at “Family Funfest” hosted by the Brantford-Brant Federal Liberal Association (BBFLA). The event took place Sunday, December 9th from 3:30-7:30 PM at the Wayne Gretzky Centre.
This free family focused event was designed to have a range of activities for parents and children. The event included a two-hour social period of games and activities, such as an ugly t-shirt decoration, a sensory table with modelling clay, cookie and cupcake decorating, rock painting, and “Storytime with Nanna”. Santa, Mrs. Claus and his elves were also there for photos, and The Grinch, Captain America and Princess Elsa also dropped in to sign autographs and chat with the children. After the activities and soup and sandwiches, families then went skating with Santa, Mrs. Claus and an elf. The cost of the skating was paid for by the BBFLA, and was done as part of their community giving and outreach.
“We wanted to do an event that would help make the Holiday Season brighter for families while adding as much fun as we could! We are pleased to have brought enjoyment to parents and children from across our riding. We will continue to do what we can to make life better for families in Brantford-Brant and because this event was so well received, we are definitely planning to do more like it in the future.” said BBFLA Organization Chair Nicole Durnford, the lead organizer of the event.
This event was part of a very active year for the BBFLA and it’s Women’s, Youth and Senior’s Club, who together have hosted over 50 events in 2018. These include over a dozen socials, dozens of outreach days, several community forums, presence at 5 community fairs and a charity drive for Coldest Night of year, among other forms of outreach. The BBFLA continues to believe in community outreach, year-round and every year.