Mathieu Bourhill upside down in a bumper ball

Two rivers celebrations

by Ann van Engelen

Two Rivers Community Trust in Darfield proudly hosted their fifth Waitangi Community Fun Day last Wednesday.

“With the busyness of the start of the school year, the day provided an opportunity to catch up with friends and have fun, enabling the community to be together without needing to spend much money,” says co-organiser Kelly Maude.

“Two Rivers Community Trust are immensely grateful for the funding, the local sponsorship and team of volunteers who helped make this all happen.

We enjoyed a fabulous day and created our own sunshine, as it had gone into hiding behind the clouds, but this was a welcome break in the hot weather, which was testament to the great positive attitude our community has to get together for events such as this.

“Padalmania’s crazy bike creations were once again hugely popular and the bumper boats generated much excitement, along with the bumper balls and archery. The ponies and the Vintage Fire Engine were kept busy, and there were many brightly painted faces, and the most amazing balloon creations proudly carried around, thanks to LolyTwist and Adam Allsorts.”

Sack races, tug of war and continuous cricket had all ages participating, with some awesome sack jumping skills.

“There were great conversations generating ideas on how we can be more sustainable about ourselves and the environment and together with the Community Garden produce giveaway it was a wonderful opportunity to share how the Community Pantry works in the Community Garden at Almond Park, with the motto ‘Give what you can, take what you need’.

“To give feedback to make next year even more exciting go to Darfield Two Rivers Community Events Facebook page.”