Sooke Family Resource Society will host a Family Fun Day on May 26, with some familiar faces.
The society will share information on its programs and celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Kingfisher Preschool program.
Over the years, Kingfisher has been the first group learning experience for more than 1,000 Sooke children and their families. Some may remember the first preschool at Maple Avenue. Some may remember Teddy Bear House out on the field behind Journey Middle School.
Today, some of the “Kingfisher Kids” have come full circle, with their own children now enrolled at the preschool. Others are engaged in elementary, middle, high school and community activities.
Some well-known local grownups were once Kingfisher preschoolers, now giving back to their community as volunteers or entrepreneurs. Alumnus and local music personality Taylor Caspersen will be sharing his talents at Family Fun Day.
The Family Fun Day event will also feature music by Janet McTavish and free hot dog lunch provided by Sooke Lions Club. SEAPARC is offering games, Children’s Health Foundation is bringing the cake, SFRS is planning children’s activities, and Cherry Lane Equine is sharing its Farm Animal Expo.
The Kingfisher teachers have also created a nostalgic Kingfisher Memory Lane.
Family Day runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sooke Child Youth and Family Centre, 6672 Wadams Way. A raffle featuring prizes by WestJet and renowned artist Carey Newman will be drawn at 1:45 p.m.