Kids in Motion celebrates Toy Library/Maker Space grand opening

Admission to the event was free and the ceremony included door prizes.

Kids in Motion celebrated the grand opening of their Toy Library/Makerspace in Port McNeill on Sunday, Nov. 12 with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Admission to the event was free and the ceremony included door prizes, Mother Goose storytelling, cupcakes and even a colouring contest.

The Makerspace featured demonstrations from all the different stations it has to offer, such as arts and crafts, pottery, knitting, quilting, jewelry, robotics, and more.

“When we first started Kids in Motion we always knew we wanted to do a toy library,” said Matt Martin, secretary for the non-profit society, adding, “this is a place where kids can make their own toys as well as borrow toys.”

Kids in Motion member Falyn Lynch said she thinks the society’s new space is amazing. “I love the inspiration, I love the creativity, and I think it’s exactly what we need in this town.”

She added the Makerspace “isn’t just for kids either, this building has equipment for adults to use that can help them become entrepreneurs — they can screen print their own t-shirt designs, they can sew their own clothes, they can 3d print, and afterwards they can sell their wares.”

Lynch feels the Makerspace will bring more of a sense of community to the town of Port McNeill. “This is a community space and we want people to be able to use it to create, and we want them to be inspired.”

Check out Kids in Motion online at www.pmkidsinmotion.com or on facebook.

 

TYSON WHITNEY PHOTOS Grand opening of Kids in Motion’s Toy Library/Makerspace in Port McNeill.

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