Calgary Learning Village Collaborative Report to the Community - page 14

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Family Fun Fairs
To complement one-on-one support to
families, the CLVC Recreation Connectors,
with help from the CLVC team, partner
agencies and service providers, host twice-
yearly Family Fun Fairs. During these free
community events held at Greater Forest Lawn
area schools, families have an opportunity
to spend an afternoon together, learn more
about the CLVC and other service providers’
programs and resources, participate in
activities, enjoy entertainment and register
on the spot for recreational programs.
In fact, CLVC Family Fun Fairs have become so
popular that in the spring of 2013 attendance
numbers exceeded 1,000 which reduced the
effectiveness of the event to build community
connections and help families learn about and
register for sports and activities. In planning
the fall event, the Family Fun Fair committee
re-focused on the core objectives, and revised
key messaging and promotion. As a result,
more than 30 per cent of the 475 community
members who attended the fall 2013 Family
Fun Fair registered for recreation programs
and activities.
Through the spring and fall Family
Fun Fairs:
NUMBER OF ADULTS AND CHILDREN
THAT PARTICIPATED
1,611
CHILDREN AND ADULTS THAT
REGISTERED “ON-SITE”
INTO RECREATION PROGRAMS
AND ACTIVITIES
232
NUMBER OF SERVICE PROVIDERS
WHO PROMOTED THEIR
PROGRAMS
50
NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS WHO
SUPPORTED THE EVENT AS
VOLUNTEERS, SPECIAL GUESTS
AND PERFORMERS
70
NEW BIKES WITH HELMETS AND
LOCKS THAT WERE GIVEN AWAY
THROUGH BIKE DRAWS
22
VALUE OF NEW AND USED
SPORTS EQUIPMENT THAT WAS
DISTRIBUTED AT SPRING EVENT
$18,000
Enjoy art, music,
sports demonstrations,
healthy snacks and fun!
FREE!
F u n Fa i r
Fam i l y
For those who live in or are schooled in
the Greater Forest Lawn area.
Learn about and register
for recreation activities!
Saturday September 28, 2013
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Abbeydale School
320 Abergale Drive N.E.
For more information call Shama Musani,
Recreation Connector: 403 988 4091
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