Children with autism and special needs were treated to face painting, a bouncy castle and many other fun activities at the second annual Family Support fair on Saturday, Apr. 27.
It is the second event of its kind and is organized by members of Prince Rupert Family Connections which aims to connect families and parents of children with special needs with necessary information and resources within the community.
Brittaney Finnigan and Sarah MacCarthy of Prince Rupert Family Connections were at the event speaking with parents and blowing up balloons for the kids.
“Prince Rupert Family Connections wants parents to have connections with other parents of children with sensory processing disorders,” MacCarthy said.
“We want to provide children with sensory-safe activities and to put parents in touch with local resources”
Jordan Vendittelli and Ralph Weick of the Prince Rupert fire department parked a fire truck outside the civic centre for the kids to explore and Peter Finnigan a.k.a Bumble-bee took full advantage of the opportunity to see inside the truck.
Hokey Pokey Designs face painting, Bubble Trouble bouncy castle and Good Time Games Hexbugs all contributed to the success of the event.
Sarah Browne and Jodie Payjack of North Coast Community Services said they are glad to see the kids enjoying themselves.