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Rain can’t keep Richmond down!

submitted by Darlene McLeod-Sprott

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]At the Richmond Village Family Fun Day, on Saturday June 15th event goers were met with less than optimal weather conditions. Making the best of the situation, the Entire Event was set up in the Community Centre Arena.

Rock the Art’s got the day started with their 10:30am Show, Warming Up the Crowd with Fun & Laughs & their Creature Zoo Production! The Firefighters were onsite with their Firetruck the children had a Great Time exploring.

Tim Holland brought the Children to the Stage & did Amazing Stunts with his Creature Stage assistants Parrot & Turtle! like shooting an Apple off  your head with a Balloon! High-flying 5 pin Juggling on a Unicycle, Hilarious Banter & Balloon shenanigans!

The Local Girl Guides & Boy Scouts were onsite with information about their wonderful organizations with Fun Craft Activities for the children & Girl Guide cookies!  

Face Painting was a Huge Hit, with a beautiful crowd of Colourful Faces. Kevin Smith treated the children to a Live Magic & Balloon Sculpture Show, balloon hats, animals & creatures were Amazing! The Children’s Play Area was well enjoyed by little ones with ball & cup games, Hula hoops, nets & relay races.

The Ottawa Tennis Association had an Amazing Demo area & really added to the excitement with free lessons! Bouncy Castles were in full swing & the Live Performances kept everyone enthralled!

The Richmond Cooperative Nursery School had a Fun Craft Area set up for the children with spray paint Art.

St. Philips School gave away Bubbles, bouncy balls & shared a Welcome to kindergarten Booth while Richmond Dental was giving away free toothbrushes, toothpaste & sugar free lollipops!

Watson’s Mill shared about their Community Activities & brought two ladies in historic dress to share the historic significance of Watson’s Mill! Hippos in the Bathtub gave away Free Cotton Candy & Colouring Activities while local MPP Goldie Ghamari gave away treats, flags & welcomed the crowd.

Tim Holland wow’d the crowd with stilt walking, juggling back & forth with the passers by & his hilarious Le Petit Chef character.

Jo Jo’s Pizza was also on-site with their Signature Pizza & Ice Cream Truck. The RVA BBQ was also running strong for all who attended.

The Door Prize Draw was held at 3pm & 14 Prizes were given away to the public. Thank you  to all who Attended, Volunteered & Donated to make this day a Success! Day’s like these remind us that Richmond is the Place to be! Looking forward to seeing Everyone Again in 2020!