June is jumping at Lord Roberts Community Centre


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This article was published 05/06/2017 (2185 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

This month Lord Roberts Community Centre (LRCC) is holding a bike rodeo, a community garage sale, a farmers’ market and registration for a low-cost summer camp for children.

Parents can register their child or children in June for LRCC’s summer day camp for six- to 12-year-olds, which runs throughout July and August. Parents can pay by the day for the camp. The summer camp is flexible so your child may participate three days in one week and four days in another, depending on your circumstances.

At a cost of $10 per day, the camp provides parents with an alternative to childcare fees. It will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and a daily snack will be provided for this active summer group.

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Four university students have been hired to run the camp thanks to funds from Green Team Jobs and the Canada Summer Jobs fund. The camp leaders will prepare arts and crafts activities, games in the gym and movie days. Outings to neighbourhood parks, to the Fringe Festival and to the Manitoba Museum will hopefully make for “an awesome summer,” said Ray Eskritt, general manager of LRCC.

“I want these kids to have a safe and happy summer, to come together and make good friends and good summer memories.”

On June 14, a farmers’ market organized by Katie Daman of the Farm Fresh Food Hub, will fill the grassy rink near Kylemore Avenue. Vegetables, fruit, baked goods and handicrafts will be on sale. Food trucks will tempt many. Beer and live music will keep the rink hopping. It will run every Wednesday until September.

On June 17, a bike rodeo will run from noon to 3 p.m. and a community garage sale will go from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The rodeo provides an opportunity for families to get their bikes fixed. Manitoba Public Insurance representatives will run a training session and obstacle course for children in Grades 1 to 6 and the Winnipeg Police Service will be on hand to talk to parents about helmets and road safety.

Bike decorating prizes and a prize for the safest rider will add to the fun of this day, which is a part of Bike Winnipeg week.

If you want to sell your extra items and perhaps even collectibles at the community garage sale, you need only purchase a table for $10 and set things up the night before the event. Books, baby clothes and tools are hot items as far as I know, but there are sometimes different trends.

For further information, call 204-452-9744.

Dianne Doney is a community correspondent for Fort Rouge. You can contact her at diannemary@hotmail.com

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