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Morden hosts first Kite Festival

Greg Vandermeulen


The kites were flying as part of Morden’s Kite Festival May 26, and Janine North, Coordinator of the Morden Parent Child Resource Centre said they had a great day for it.
“We had about 30-40 children, parents, caregivers and grandparents come out to the park,” she said. “It was so great to see.”
Playlist 150
North had been part of organizing a similar event in the past and said this one in Morden came about with the idea from the Morden Rec. Department for the Parent Child Resource Centre to participate in the Playlist 150 Community Challenge.
“As a centre that focuses on the health and well being of children and their families, I thought it was a great way to participate in the community and bring families together for some fun,” she said.
Children had the opportunity to decorate their own kites as well as fly one. Many brought kites from home as well. “We had wind so we had lots of kites that took to the skies,” she said. “Seeing the joy on everyone’s faces was truly amazing.”
North said she received positive feedback from both children and parents.
“A few children told me of their plans to go kite flying again and that is what I like to see, connection, and a smile on their faces.”
The event will be held again next year and North hopes to see it grow.
“I hope that anyone with an interest in flying a kite will make it out for next year,” she said. “We want to celebrate kites but also community. It would be beautiful to see the sky filled with a rainbow of kites.”