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Leisure Fair Recap

By: Shixin

After several months of preparation, this year’s Leisure Fair was successfully held at the Sunset Community Center on April 3.

More than 140 people came through the doors to meet and talk with representatives from 32 recreation and leisure organizations. Families learned that there are so many amazing adapted activities to do throughout the Lower Mainland.

Leisure Fair is about recreation activities for children and youth with disabilities. Each participating organization provides various programs of adaptive physical activity for children and youth. These programs help to empower children, build self-confidence, mentor respect for others, increase life skills, and enrich their lives.

This was my second time attending the event and, compared to last year, there was a higher rate of participation; more participant organizations and a much bigger space. I really liked the demonstrations: The Choral Group from Theatre Terrific did an outstanding performance expressing their talents in singing and dancing. Everyone enjoyed that moment.

I look forward to attend the next Leisure Fair in 2020. It will be fantastic with more organizations, exciting with athlete’s demos, and, more FUN. I hope to see you there.