On a recent trip to the Oak Hammock Marsh, the Dawn and Dusk kids had some new and exciting experiences!
They snow-shooed through the frozen marshlands identifying animal tracks, and they learned all about which critters hibernate and which are still active in a Manitoba winter. They felt fox, beaver, and weasel pelts, and learned a few new outdoor games. The kids even had a chance to make little paper helicopter leafs to launch from the second floor of the Interpretive Centre. The more we learn about the wonders of winter, the more we enjoy it!
On December 2nd, we hosted our biggest Winter Family Night yet! Games, auctions, pizza, and a fundraiser for The Winnipeg Humane Society added to this wonderful evening for our Dawn and Dusk staff and families. Even Santa and Mrs. Clause came by!
We would like to warmly thank everyone who attended, the Board of Directors for serving dinner, and the families who helped us clean up when the evening was over. Everyone came together in such a warm display of community and we are so thankful to have these relationships with you all.
Enjoy some of the pictures from the evening!
It's hockey season once again at Dawn & Dusk, and the children have been making mini rinks all over the Building & Construction area, using whatever they can find to be sticks and pucks. We happened to have a few mini sticks and when we brought them out, suddenly half of the are became an official rink with stands for the fans and even a sports reporter with a video camera! Stay tuned for the official announcement of our annual Mini Sticks Hockey Club!
Sorry we haven't blogged in a while -we've been busy having way too much fun!
So far this year "building" has been a popular theme with the creative kids at Dawn and Dusk, and they're exploring different ways to build towns, towers, homes, mazes, and Beyblades out of the various items we provide.
How tall can we make that tower? How long can that Lego Beyblade spin? What can we make with the large Linkin Logs besides a house? How big can we make a marble run?
Let's find out!
But that's okay, because the kids at D&D have found them, and are learning how to play marble games thanks to Chantal teaching a game she played from Africa, and a game Khristine knew from the Philippines. From there the kids made mini arenas for marble wars and a mini bowling lane. We're really enjoying the way they're using marbles in so many ways, we can't wait to see what they come up with next!
We've had a pretty great start to the summer with all our different adventures and experiences!
Here's some pictures of our Carnival Day, our 4th Annual Water Wars, and our afternoon at Frasers Grove Park. Splashing in the water, climbing trees, launching off the swings, chilling in the hammocks - we're doing summer right! Stay tuned for more!
For our June 24th in-service we all headed to the Forks for the day. Here's some pictures from the "G2 Crew" having fun enjoying a walk across the beautiful Provencher Bridge, exploring the old St. B cathedral, and seeing Louis Riel's memorial site. Before we headed to the cathedral I brought the Crew to a secret spot on the river path with a baffling occurrence; When you stand in this little square, it sounds like you're speaking into a microphone! Take one step outside of this spot and the effect is gone! It's a little secret that most people don't know about, and now your kids are in on it ;)
What a great way to spend a Monday!