Liz Shook, one of the event organizers, demonstrates the chicken dance with accompaniement from Mr. Brown Nose of Silly of the Valley.

Youngsters make art and have fun

Young people and their parents take part in the Children’s Art Festival on Aug. 9

A good-sized crowd of young people and their parents took part in the Children’s Art Festival at Dutch Lake Community Centre on Wednesday, Aug. 9.

Contestants in North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo’s Ambassador program handed out passports. Participants then went from booth to booth, trying out different arts and crafts, and having their passports stamped for their efforts.

Clearwater’s first-ever Children’s Art Festival was held in 2012.


Kids from Calgary, Mila Hennick and Oliver Hennick, wear fancily painted faces as they take part in the Children’s Art Festival on Wednesday, Aug. 9. With them are father Rudy Hennick, also of Calgary, and grandmother Carolyn Kremer of Clearwater.

Lynn Sherk, the featured artist during this year’s Children’s Art Festival, shows off a painting she did of an old truck.

Visitors from Kamloops Mady Connor, Renee Connor and Jake Connor practice making crafts with Lisa Wilkinson of Clearwater during the Children’s Art Festival. Participants went from booth to booth, trying different skills and getting their passports stamped at each.

Miss Barriere IDA Payden Irving (l) and Miss Insight Tire Emma Hamblin take part in the Children’s Art Festival at Dutch Lake Community Centre on Wednesday, Aug. 9. The two candidates in the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo ambassador program were handing out passports to participants at the festival.

Trixie the Clown (l) and Mr. Brown Knows of Silly of the Valley perform during the Children’s Art Festival at Dutch Lake Community Centre on Wednesday, Aug. 9.

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