Dancers from the O’Neill School of Irish Dance

Childrens day a hit

by Mike Isle

In the words of the Lou Reed song, it was A Perfect Day last Sunday when hundreds of Selwyn residents, and many from further afield, swamped Foster Park in Rolleston for the Selwyn Parenting Network 2019 Children’s Day event. As befitting the occasion, children were the focus, and there was plenty to keep the tamariki enthralled. The family-friendly event had plenty on offer for all ages, including Irish dancers (above), Scottish dancers, rides, drama workshops, competitions and prizes. Even the Rolleston Rugby League and Mana Ake teams were there cooking up a storm with 15,000 free sausage sizzles. For more on this story Read Children’s Day Sizzles .