Vavenby youngsters get ready for Hallowe’en

On Tuesday, Oct. 25, members of the Vavenby Strong Start class finished making their Hallowe'en popsicle ghosts

On Tuesday, Oct. 25, members of the Vavenby Strong Start class finished making their Hallowe’en popsicle ghosts. Then they made mosaics from shaving cream. The cream was sprayed on a plate, drops of food colouring were applied, small pieces of paper were placed on top, and then the child tapped around on the paper for the final result.

The majority of children in this Strong Start class are very young so story time, gym time and action songs have been removed from the agenda. There is lots of free time to learn to play with others, projects made for this age group, and healthy snack time.

The primary class did a lot of activities from Oct. 24 to 28 to get ready for Hallowe’en. There were stories each day about Hallowe’en – about pumpkins, witches, ghosts, and about trick or treating. The students – mainly the Grade 2 children – wrote about their favourite parts of Hallowe’en and everyone drew pictures about it.

On the artistic side the class created paper skeleton puppets and painted black cat sunset pictures.

On Thursday, Oct. 27, the children carved pumpkins. First they looked at various carving designs on the computer and then practiced the face on paper that they wanted before drawing it on their pumpkin. For carving purposes the children used a jagged edge carving tool. Each child tried to complete the jack o’ lantern on his own but was given help when necessary. There is a plan to roast the seeds.

On Wednesday, Oct. 26, it was the return of the community potluck lunches at the Vavenby church. Approximately 25 people came out to this first one, including some from Clearwater.

They enjoyed a large variety of food and desserts to choose from, including a soup made by Colleen Rothwell and a rice/bean casserole by Karen Moilliet.

 

These potluck lunches are open to everyone, including small children. They are held on the last Wednesday of every month from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. Come on out and enjoy yourself.

 

 

Just Posted

Man dies in snowmobile accident during Sun Peaks race

An Alberta man has died as a result of a fatal snowmobile… Continue reading

Lambing in full swing at Aveley Sheep Ranch

Spring is here and this may be most obvious at Aveley Heritage… Continue reading

RCMP looking for grain haulers dumping grain on roadside pull-outs

Illegal practice happening on Highway 5 between Valemount and Avola

Personal Development Weekend Retreat coming up

By K.A. Pendergast Have you ever been stressed? I am sure most… Continue reading

MayDay Parade Theme is “Clearwater Life”

Parade takes place May 18 and starts at Capostinsky Park

‘No answers:’ Canadians react to Sri Lanka bombings that killed hundreds

The co-ordinated bomb attacks killed at least 207 people and injured 450 more on Easter Sunday

RCMP confirm witnesses say body found at Kelowna’s Gyro Beach

Police tape is blocking part of the beach and several RCMP officers are on scene.

B.C. fire department rescues kittens

Enderby homeowner not aware kittens in wood pile near garbage pile fire that got out of hand

QUIZ: How much do you know about Easter?

Take this short quiz and put your knowledge to the test

B.C. VIEWS: NDP’s lawyer show is turning into a horror movie

Court actions pile up over pipelines, car insurance, care aides

Global Affairs warns Canadians in Sri Lanka there could be more attacks

A series of bomb blasts killed at least 207 people and injured hundreds more

Waste not: Kootenay brewery leftovers feed the local food chain

Spent grains from the Trail Beer Refinery are donated to local farmers and growers, none go to waste

Deck collapses in Langley during celebration, 35 people injured

Emergency responders rushed to the Langley home

B.C. mom wages battle to get back four kids taken from her in Egypt

Sara Lessing of Mission has help from Abbotsford law firm

Most Read