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May 2017

Bruce Spring Carnival – Now in its 5th year! See you there – Friday, May 26, 4–8 pm by Rosanne Lambert

Let me tell you about a little gem in our neighbourhood, just in case you hadn’t already stumbled across it.

This fun-filled, intergenerational, intercultural community event is in its fifth year, with a longstanding tradition of bringing together families, students, staff, alumni, local neighbours and businesses from the broader community of Renfrew-Collingwood and beyond.

Each spring, Graham Bruce Elementary’s Parent Advisory Council (PAC) proudly presents the annual Spring Carnival – located at 3633 Tanner street, in the back basketball courts on Moscrop. When our youngest first started at Bruce, the Mark your calendar for Friday, May 26 from 4 to Spring Carnival was in its inaugural year (2013). It was created by the PAC as a way to raise funds 8 pm. to replace a primary playground, Collingwood Baptist Church invites you to: which the VancouLEGO | COMPUTER | HOCKEY ver School Board removed due to deterioration and safety issues. The playground was successfully installed in 2015, but this annual fundraiser continues as TO REGISTER & FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: a way to mitigate shortfalls in education funding. or call: 778-775-9378


Come for the carnival games – Stay for the food, the fun, the atmosphere and so much more at this annual neighbourhood event! Photo by Mary Anne Purdy

doors at this event each year… seeing all the folks in the ’hood… sinking our teeth into delicious barbecued smokThe proceeds from the Spring Carnival have been ies … watching our kids at the classic used for classroom technol- carnival games. ogy upgrades, transportaThere will be indoor bouncy castles, tion to field trips, new plus a variety of quality goods to peruse equipment and enhancing at the silent auction, and over $5,000 our school’s curriculum. in raffle prizes! I’ll try my chances at Last year’s event raised winning the grand prize package, and more than $9,000, which so can you: It’s a trip for two to Victoria has funded a commercial popcorn machine this year, including round-trip airfare, IMAX film admission, and tours to the very beautiLEGO Robotics kits, subsidies for new after-school ful Butchart Gardens and the very tropical Butterfly Gardens. programs, and more. Over the years, the annual coordination of the Spring Carnival also brought diverse families together in collaboration towards shared goals… building neighbourly relationships through this process, and strengthening the fabric of our community. So, after a long winter in Vancouver it’s finally spring. We look forward to relaxing in the fresh out-

That’s not all. There’s free entertainment – a magic show by Ray Wong Magic, demonstrations of LEGO Robotics and much more! There’s something for everyone. Best of all, when you support the Spring Carnival you also support Graham Bruce Elementary School in the education of children and youth in this community – our future citizens. Hope to see you there rain or shine! A local artist, Rosanne Lambert has been a parent at Bruce Elementary for the past eight years.

Renfrew-Collingwood Community News May 2017  

News stories from the Renfrew-Collingwood neighbourhood in East Vancouver. Local news on events, people, history, eating out, recreation, ar...

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