On Sunday, thousands of people – from the very, very tiny all the way up to grandmas and grandpas – threw on their sunglasses, grabbed a water bottle, and headed to Kidspark in Victoria Park.
Despite temperatures that soared to over 37C with the humidex, Victoria Park was a great place to beat the heat. The beautifully shaded island in the middle of the park had plenty of STEAM activities run by Engineering Science Quest. Nearby, the Active Kitchener Stage played host to five different dance schools, showing off their best work.
Our KPL Main Stage was party central, where popular children’s entertainer Erick Traplin got the kids (and their parents) on their feet and dancing. The stage also hosted Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo, DrumFit, magician Scott Hammell, and storytime.
Victoria Commons was the place to be for active kids, with seven giant inflatable bouncy activities and the Jumpstart Tri-Athlete Zone, where kids could try their hand at golf, soccer, basketball and other sports.
We’d like to thank the City of Kitchener for inviting us to partner in this event, and all of the other events and sponsors. It takes a lot of planning and generosity to offer a free festival to so many people.
Most of all, we’d like to thank the more than 80 volunteers who make this event possible, and we’d like to thank YOU for putting the spark in Kidspark.