September 18th, 2019

Family Centre celebrates dads

By Bobinec, Greg on June 17, 2019.

Greg Bobinec

Lethbridge Herald

gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com

The Lethbridge Family Centre hosted its fourth annual Father’s Day Celebration at the Galt Museum Sunday afternoon, to let families in the community join them for a free day of interactive and fun activities.

The day was filled with a variety of activities for dads and families to spend time together and celebrate everything dads do for their family. The popular event continues to grow within the community for a fun way to spend Father’s Day, as sometimes families struggle to find an activity to do.

“Today we are celebrating fathers, it is Father’s Day across Canada and we wanted to take a minute to actually celebrate everything that dads add to families,” says Peter Imhof, executive director of Family Centre.

“This is our fourth time doing this Father’s Day celebration, and it is nice to see the community come out. There have been a lot of people that are looking for something to do on Father’s Day and we are very happy with the turnout we have seen over the last few years.”

Families were able to take in a mix of indoor and outdoor activities around the museum and enjoy some free snacks, including ice cream from Marble Slab to enjoy in the warm sunshine. Adding to some of the activities, local businesses helped supply the event with some fun games as well as some interactive virtual reality experiences.

“We really try to be hands-on and interactive today, so we have outdoor and indoor activities, you can tease your dad with a dunk tank and a pie in the face, but then there is simple things such as dominos and Jenga,” says Imhof.

“One thing that is really neat is we have a virtual reality engagement here, to cater to the older children, just to see what you can do when you go into an alternate universe and it is really nice to have that partnership with the business in town that helps us celebrate.”

From dunking their fathers in water, drawing pictures, or playing a game of Jenga, families throughout the community were able to spend some quality time with each other while celebrating the fathers in their life. The Family Centre’s Father’s Day celebration wouldn’t have been possible without the continued support of local businesses who supply activities, food and volunteers to make it happen.

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