PHOTOS: Families enjoy Children’s Festival in Boitanio Park under sunny skies

Boitanio Park was packed with fun, free activities for the entire family Sunday

Boitanio Park was packed with fun, free activities for the entire family Sunday when the annual Children’s Festival took centre stage.

The event, which is slated to wrap up this afternoon at 3 p.m., featured live music, a magic show by local magician Clinton W. Grey, plenty of door and raffle prizes, food truck vendors, activities from arts and crafts to storytelling and puppetry, visits from the Wildwood Volunteer Fire Department, and more.

The Children’s Festival is put on by the Williams Lake Early Years Centre and the Women’s Contact Society with support from Children First, Success by 6, the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society, Williams Lake Child Care Resource and Referral, the Cariboo Regional District and the City of Williams Lake.


Shana Mason and children Oliver Mason, 2, and Sage Mason, 4, enjoy a stamping with clay project.

Norah Reissner, 11, helps Meeya Leon, 7, craft a wooden necklace as part of the Pregnancy Outreach’s booth at the Children’s Festival.

Groot of Guardians of the Galaxy (Jeremiah Diepdael) touched down from the stars for an appearance Sunday at the Children’s Festival.

Eloise Hobi sings to a crowd at the Children’s Festival Sunday. Hobi will be competing at provincials this week in junior musical theatre.

Lhasa Laplante, 2, and her mom, Patricia Rojas, blow bubbles.

Hunter Walters (from left), 8, Cooper Brillant, 5, Winoah Cooper, 10, and Makiya Cooper, 9, make slime at the Kit and Kaboodle booth at the Children’s Festival in Boitanio Park.

Leo the Lion introduces himself to Zackery Kibalahti, 1, Sunday at the RBC Royal Bank booth.

Mackenzie Dunn, 9, and Vincent Pigeon, 7, have some fun with the Realm of Toys’ new GBOP (Great Big Outdoor Play) Balls at Children’s Festival.

Children patiently wait in line for their turn inside the bouncy castle.

A crowd watches as magician Clinton W. Gray performs on stage in Boitanio Park at Children’s Festival.

Clinton W. Gray performs a magic trick for his audience in Boitanio Park.

Wildwood Volunteer Fire Department volunteers Trinity Conway (from left) and Stephanie Conway, show Skyeler Jagodics, 1, and his dad, Chris Jagodics the fire truck.

Brooke Moorcroft, 6, has her face painted by Sean Sheridan at the Junior Cadets face painting booth.

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