Whether it’s to burn off a bit of pre-holiday energy or to pick up a few handmade gifts, Dawn Stevens is hoping the inaugural Children’s Expo at the Comox Community Centre is a stop for children of all ages.
Stevens is the recreation co-ordinator at the Community Centre, and is using her background in children programming to creating a one-day expo that combines crafts, activities, and programming for youth, along with a craft fair and business showcase for parents.
“At this time of year there’s nothing really specific aimed at children,” explained Stevens. “I though it would be great to bring together community organizations and support for home-based businesses, along with other businesses and educational toys.”
Stevens describes the one-day event on Dec. 3 as a combination of a carnival and craft fair, with handmade crafts, vendors, and a variety of children’s activities including a bounce castle, live entertainment, and sing-a-long.
There will also be an opportunity to purchase Christmas/fun photos by Michelle Williams Photography, along with a visit from the Comox RCMP and Comox firefighters.
She added the expo is an opportunity to see what their community has to offer their children, while providing a fun, safe place for children to play and explore.
Stevens said she is hoping to make the expo an annual event.
Tickets are available in advance for $3 a person, and can be purchased at the Comox Community Centre, all three Planet Kids locations and Quality Foods in Comox; tickets are $4 at the door.
The Children’s Expo is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 250-339-2255.