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Bad Weather Can’t Stop Richmond Family Fun Day

Everyone has heard of Christmas in July.

But Richmond Winter Carnival in June was definitely a first.

The Richmond Family Fun Day took place at the Richmond Fairgrounds Sat., June 18. While the weather forecast said 11 degrees and overcast, the reality was much different. The wind chill was closer to zero, and the strong, gusting winds were wreaking havoc with tents and overhead canopies set up by organizations who had displays at the event.

The Richmond Village Association had a booth and a hot popcorn maker, which proved to be the most popular item of the afternoon. For the kids, there were pony rides, a bouncy castle, a petting zoo, and a chance to see a fire truck and meet fire fighters thanks to the City of Ottawa Fire Department and the Richmond Fire Station.

The Richmond Public Library had a booth set up at the event, as did recently re-elected Progressive Conservative MPP Goldie Ghamari. Throughout the day, Ghamari was meeting and greeting families, thanking voters for their support, and giving out small Ontario flags to children.