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Annual Fun Day

19 August 2012

funday2012_6There was a whole lot of fun to be had in Bhagat Puran Singh Park this weekend as hundreds of children came out for a day of joy, excitement and competition. On August 19th, Scarborough Gurdwara’s annual picnic took place and Foundation volunteers made it a special day for the youngsters by organizing a fun day.

Kids were hopping all around the jumping castle, and racing each other through the inflatable obstacle courses. All the while, others were getting their faces painted to look like little superheroes and princesses. Those with little grudges took them out on the dunk tank where they relished the opportunity to drench their friends. But with such a hot day, nobody really minded the soaking. With all the tickets sold for these events, the Foundation not only filled hundreds of kids with joy but collected over $1865 for the children we sponsor so that we might also make their lives a little brighter.

Along with the fun day, the volunteers helped out with the GS United Soccer Tournament and skills competition. The kids who have played soccer throughout the summer had a chance to show off their skills and were awarded medals and trophies for their efforts. The Gurdwara also planned many events such as races, sports, and tug-of-war competitions for the parents and older folks. There was also a lot of free food which was enjoyed by everyone.

Overall, the turnout was amazing and kids and their parents alike had a tremendous time throughout the day. Although we were short on volunteers, the few that did help tirelessly spent the whole day managing the activities and the kids were most grateful to them.