Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Shiver Shaker!

Yesterday my family attended the Shiver Shaker at Archie Browning Sports Centre. This event is just the kind of quirky good time that makes me fall in love with Esquimalt all over again. There were KinderEgg and Spoon games, bowling and a real live band playing right on the ice! There was an incredible face painting artist, the usual super friendly staff and the Lions were out there too! These dedicated volunteers were giving away hot dogs, hot chocolate and sno-cones.

Thanks everyone for making this trip to the Arena extra special! I hope it becomes an annual party!

Friday, January 16, 2009

More great events in Esquimalt!

This Saturday, Jan 17th, Esquimalt hosts two great events for families!

The first is: Ready, Set, Learn. From 9:30am - 12:00pm the Esquimalt family of schools is putting on an event geared towards getting 3 & 4 year old children interested in school. This family event is FREE and includes displays by our local schools, kindergym, face painting and lunch! The fun happens at the Esquimalt Rec Centre

That afternoon from 3:30-4:50pm is the township's first - Shiver Shaker
The ice at Archie Browning is going to hold all sorts of extra fun. Crazy games, prizes and music will make this a really special event. As usual, our amazing community volunteers will be out in full force cooking up hotdogs and hot chocolate for the kids! Admission is just the regular price for a public skating session!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

January in Esquimalt

There are lots of great things happening in Esquimalt to start the New Year off right.

WATERSLIDES!!! The pool has re-opened with two waterslides. We tried them out and the kids definitely approve!

RECYLING!!!! Pacific Mobile Recycling is back in Esquimalt on the 2nd Saturday of every month. The new location is the parking lot behind the Archie Browning Sports Centre. Opening day is Saturday, Jan 10th from 10am-1pm.

KIDS ART!!! Beans and Greens is hosting a childrens' art show. Submissions are being accepted throughout the first week of January. Come down after that and enjoy the show!

PARKS AND REC SAMPLER!!! On Saturday, Jan 10th from 9am- 1:30pm there are sample classes and demos of many programs at the Esquimalt Rec Centre. Stop by and check out some of the great things for 2009!