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.

Just Posted

People’s Party of Canada plan to have a candidate in the North Island-Powell River riding

Elections Canada formally recognized the North Island—Powell River PPC Association

NVIATS takes over NIEFS space in Thunderbird Mall

“We were approached by NIEFS, they’re going to be downsizing”

Port Hardy Reigns compete in Nanaimo at Island Championships

“We are very fortunate to have this opportunity for our youth in Port Hardy”

Derina Harvey Band – Heartfelt, Energetic, Celtic rock comes to Port Hardy

Front-woman Derina Harvey leads this Celtic-rock act, who offer an authentic east-coast experience.

OPINION: Urgent care room will cost lives

“Seniors, of any demographic, are the most vulnerable to the loss of emergency care.”

VIDEO: ‘Alarm bells’ raised by footage allegedly from B.C. pig farm, SPCA says

PETA released video Wednesday showing dead and injured piglets next to nursing piglets

New report on 2017 wildfires calls for better coordination with B.C. First Nations

Tsilhqot’in National Government documents 2017 disaster and lists 33 calls to action

B.C. youth coach banned amid sexual harassment, bullying scandal: Water Polo Canada

Justin Mitchell can’t take part in Water Polo Canada events or clubs

Wilson-Raybould: Feds want to just ‘manage the problem’ of Indigenous Peoples

Former federal justice minister speaks at First Nations Justice Council meeting in B.C.

VIDEO: Driver in bizarre hit-and-run at B.C. car dealership turns herself in

Police believe alcohol was a factor in incident causing estimated $15,000 in damages

Female real estate agents warned of suspicious man in Metro Vancouver

The man requests to see homes alone with the female agent, police say

Can you put your phone down for Mother’s Day?

#DiningMode campaign encourages people to leave the phone alone while eating

Horgan heckled as gas prices sit at record high, could go up more

Premier John Horgan blames refiners, not taxes

SPCA investigating after newborn kittens found in Vancouver dumpster

The kittens were found suffering from hypothermia and dehydration

Most Read