Najaiah Nestman of Alert Bay

Kerplunk!

Huge turnouts for children's entertainers in Port Hardy and Port McNeill.

An estimated 1,000 North Islanders took advantage of a pair of free Family Fun Day events that included performances by a children’s band in both Port Hardy and Port McNeill.

The Fun Day, featuring sing- and dance-along tunes by the Kerplunks, was cosponsored by Success by 6, Ready Set Learn, SD85 First Nations Programs and the Mount Waddington Family Literacy Society.

Organizers estimated turnout for Saturday’s show at Port Hardy Civic Centre at 700-800 children and parents, with another 300-400 in attendance Sunday at Cheslakees School in Port McNeill.

“The turnout was more than we expected but everything still ran smoothly, due to the amazing volunteers and workers we had helping us,” said Amanda Kiatipis of School District 85, coordinator of the Ready Set Learn program.

In addition to the Kerplunks, a quartet featuring guitar, bass, drums and horns, both Fun Days included face painting, balloon animals, crafts, healthy snacks, door prizes, a book walk, traditional dances, book giveaways, Kwakwala Granny, Mother Goose, Strong Start and Aboriginal Infant Development.

 

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