Happy New Year to all our Meadowlands Families and Friends!
Our wonderful Winter Carnival is right around the corner – January 18, 2014, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Once again there will be the very popular sleigh ride (Hollybrooke Farms), hockey shoot, outdoor games, ice sculpture station, and ice painting station!
Inside will be arts and crafts, Lego play station, bake sale, book fair (25 cents per book!), DVD sale ($3 per DVD!), pizza/hot dogs/drinks (available for purchase), as well as free hot chocolate! Admission is free, and all games and activities are free. We will also be featuring a City of Ottawa safety table, and Parent Resource Centre table (with free handouts).
Like with all events, volunteers are needed to make this event happen. If you or someone you know, are interested in volunteering for a shift at the Carnival, please email our Council Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org or our Carnival Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com.
Even a 30 minute shift would be a big help! High school students looking for volunteer hours are also welcome to volunteer and can email Connie or Patricia.
Other great ways to help are making ice blocks – a wonderful way to take advantage of our freezing cold weather! Very simple to do, add water to empty margarine/sour cream/yoghurt containers, throw some drops of food colouring in if you have any, and put outside to freeze. And voila, ice blocks! The ice blocks are to be brought to the school the day of the carnival (to the ice sculpture station). The ice sculpture station is super popular with the children, so the more ice blocks the better!
For all our talented bakers out there, we also greatly appreciate donations of baked goods for our bake sale! These can be brought to the school the day before (a table will be set up), or to the carnival itself.
A handout will also be sent home with the children from Council.
Thank you everyone for all your help and support. We look forward to seeing all of you at our upcoming Winter Carnival!