Always a popular event for families’ calendars

Children’s Day this Sunday

by Mike Isle

This coming Sunday, March 3 is Children’s Day NZ and families everywhere are being encouraged to treasure their children and put tamariki first. Local charitable organisation Selwyn Parenting Network Inc (SPN) is again celebrating the day by hosting its free flagship annual Children’s Day event from Foster Park.

It is a community event that organisers say celebrates not only this nationally recognised day but also provides an opportunity for Selwyn families and communities to come together and connect. Kate Webb, the coordinator for SPN, is delighted with the response once again received from within the Selwyn community.

“There is a sense of belonging for all, and this is underpinned by the strong community collaborations that SPN continues to grow within the Selwyn region. We are starting to see more Selwyn communities align with one another and work collaboratively. Growing upon this is critical to the role we all play in strengthening families.”

Featuring a wide range of fun entertainment from inflatables for different ages, archery, pony rides and a short double-decker bus ride around Rolleston through to interactive activities, stage performances, competitions and more, the SPN Children’s Day event is aimed at bringing fun and joy to all.

“Everything is free, ensuring that no one misses out. It truly is a day to celebrate our tamariki and remember that childhood is a precious time; one that should be treasured,” said Webb.

“This Children’s Day we have continued to build upon our community partnerships with service providers, groups and organisations all of whom offer key services to Selwyn families, parents, caregivers and children. As a charitable group, we are thrilled to be able to operate with a highly dedicated voluntary committee, and this year is no exception. They’ve been working hard to pull together an extraordinary event for all to enjoy!” Proudly supported by principal sponsors Faringdon, and with the support of many other Selwyn based businesses SPN Children’s Day will commence at midday through until 3pm, this Sunday from the Foster Park entrance next to the children’s play area.