Quesnel Family Day set for June 11

RCMP will again be on site in LeBourdais Park during Family Day with safety exhibits.

RCMP will again be on site in LeBourdais Park during Family Day with safety exhibits.

Once again it’s time to kick off the summer season in Quesnel with the 9th annual Family Day in LeBourdais Park, June 11, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The volunteer-driven event is all about the families who call this community home or chose to visit here during the year.

“Family Day helps strengthen our community and gives us a chance to get to know each other,” said Family Day founder and city councillor Sushil Thapar.

For almost 10 years, Family Day has offered live entertainment, thanks to Barry McKillican who also looks after the sound system, Early Learning Expo under the expert guidance of Sandy Meidlinger, family sports events, safety exhibits courtesy of the RCMP, fire department and B.C. Ambulance and a whole lot more.

Family Day committee member Ron Campbell says the success of the event is based on one simple agenda, celebrating the family.

“Family Day has no other agenda, people are there to enjoy themselves, sample ethnic foods and enjoy all the free activities in the park,” he said.

“We do ask that people leave their dogs and bicycles at home for the day.”

Campbell added that businesses from across the community have donated door prizes to enhance the enjoyment of the day.

Family Day is also an opportunity to meet new people and maybe even a few local celebrities.

“Every year Quesnel Royalty and the current year’s candidates are a well-appreciated addition to the festivities,” Campbell said.

“They help serve food and just add a nice touch to the day.”