Post Kite Fest 2017

Diverse Kites Dotted Churchill Meadows Skyline

By: Adnan

The sky above Churchill Meadows Community Common Park was decorated with kites on Saturday, September 16th.  Churchill Meadows Residents Association organised the first kite festival in Churchill Meadows in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. The mood was festive and sunny skies brought droves of people to the park. The festival that attracted over a 1000 people, aimed to bring the joy of kite flying to the community. Festival attendees revelled in this multicultural display of diverse kites, thus uniting under one common passion. Participants were able to purchase, make or even bring kites from home. There were kite building workshops and free kites were given away. Kite flying association members also displayed their large kites for people to see and take pictures with.

Other complimentary activities, such as Hot Air Balloon rides and kids’ sports, also helped in providing variety of activities to choose from. The lineup of hot air balloon ride seeker was long and did not let up. Kids lined up to try out the sports offered at the kids’ zone activity. The dunk Tank was especially a hit with young and old alike.

The festival giving spirit was the brightest at the food court, where there was a charity barbeque going on. We helped raise seven hundred dollars for Eden Food for Change and hope to make a difference in the lives of many in our community. Thank you to all who purchased food at the festival and helped their neighbours.

KiteFest would have not been possible without the help of the volunteers, community service providers, and the sponsors.

Kite Fest Gallery