Kite Festival Set to Soar

The Saturday June 13 kite festival will invite participants to decorate and fly kites.

An event that took flight for the first time three years ago continues to soar to new heights.

On Saturday, June 13 the 3rd annual Go Fly a Kite Day will be held at Carrot Park in Port Hardy from 12 p.m. (noon) to 4 p.m.

Kites are supplied and there will be time for the kids to use to decorate them.

Organizer Candy Nomeland started the event to get children playing outside and give them the opportunity to make a card or something else for their father for Father’s Day, which is the next day.

The event is catching on.

“The very first year I had 28 kids total,” said Nomeland.

The second year there were 58 kids and this year “I purchased 70 kite kits.”

The first year Nomeland staged the event all by herself with no sponsors. By the second year she had six sponsors, and this year “I have a dozen that will give me a product or cash to buy the kites with. The Lions donated their tents to cover a few of us.”

When children arrive at Carrot Park, they will each be given a kite kit, and shown how to assemble it. Before they put their kites together, they have the opportunity to sit and decorate them.

“There’s all kinds of paper and glitter there,” she said.

Then it is time to go fly a kite.

There are free drinks and snacks and kids are able to come and go as they please.

“They have a fish derby that day at Seagate Wharf, so there are two things to do at the same time,” she said.

For more information contact Candy Nomeland at 250-949-3030.

 

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