Submitted by Suki Davis-Weyerhaeuser has been offering family activities at community events for eight years now. You may remember the huge maze that kids could play in or the snakes and ladders game where children were the playing pieces and the dice were more than two feet tall. You may remember the goofy races from the hilarious ‘Battle of the Sexes’ last year at the Tlell Fall Fair.
This year, Weyerhaeuser is offering another great event that involves strategy, creativity and fun. Participants each get a piece of waterproof paper, eight toothpicks, cellophane tape and 12 minutes to make a boat that will float as many pennies as possible. To add a little more excitement, participants will be asked to estimate how many pennies their boat will hold before the boat is actually floated. There will be great prizes throughout the day for those who are closest to their estimate and for those whose boat can float the most pennies. Judges will also choose winners in the ‘Snazziest Boat’ category and the ‘Best Boat Name.’ Fun? You bet.
‘What floats your boat’ starts at 12:30 pm on the Tlell Fall Fair Grounds and runs every half hour until 3 pm. Participants may work in pairs or singly. This event is compliments of Weyerhaeuser in partnership with the QCI Rec.
In addition, on the morning of the Tlell Fall Fair, there will be a Family Fun Walk/ Run that will start on Beitush Road and will end along the campground road. The route will follow the Tlell River and the beach. “Family fun packs” will be awarded to all families with two or more members who walk or run the course. (Sorry no bikes on this one.) In addition, random prizes will be given out. Queen Charlotte Recreation Commission and Weyerhaeuser are partnering to offer this great activity that promotes family fun and fitness. The run begins at 10 am. The route is approximately five kilometres.
For further information on either event, call 557-2047. See you there.
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