SAM ODROWSKI The Standard
KAWARTHA: The Olde Gaol Museum in Lindsay is having its second annual Teddy Bear Picnic on August 5th.
The picnic will have raffles, face painting, arts and crafts, obstacle courses, water balloon target practice and a variety of activities for kids. There will be free snacks and drinks available for attendees.
“We have put a lot of effort into this, and we are trying to make it the best event we can,” said event organizer, Kane Patterson. “Last year the kids really enjoyed it so we’re taking what we did last year and expanding it.”
All proceeds raised from the event will go towards the Police Retirees of Ontario’s Hero Bear Campaign. The campaign focuses on donating Police Retirees of Ontario Teddy Bears to emergency services that work with children. The Teddy bears are meant to comfort children who are going through traumatic situations.
“We are trying to get the knowledge out there, that there is this Hero Bear foundation and people can donate to it, to help the kids,” Kane Patterson said.
The event is being sponsored by Giant Tiger, National Grocers Cash and Carry, and Jean Pollock. Jean is donating the gift baskets that will be raffled off during the picnic.
The event is scheduled to run from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., on Saturday August 5th. If the event is rained out, it will occur at the same time the next day. The museum is located at 50 Victoria Avenue North, Lindsay.
Kane encourages all families with young children to come out and enjoy the picnic.
For More information about the picnic call 705-324-3404 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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