The Town of Kentville and students at Acadia’s Department of Community Development have partnered for the past two years to put on this event, which is set for Oct. 29.
“The student organizers are so excited to provide a positive and high-energy environment for families to learn about outdoor recreation and using it in ways you would never think of,” said Weld, one of the Acadia students who is helping to organize the event.
Attendance at past events has fluctuated from 10 to 35 people in past years, she said, but the organizers are hoping to see record numbers this fall.
“We are hoping for a big turnout this year- the more families, the more fun we will have together,” she said.
The Family Adventure Day should appeal to a wide range of people, she said.
“We will have lots of activities for families to participate in, including nature treasure hunts, plenty of outdoor arts and crafts, and active games, all located throughout the Kentville Ravine,” Weld said. “We are open to any and all age ranges - we have had families with children under a year attend, as well as a couple in their 70s, so we encourage anyone and everyone to attend.”
Healthy snacks and water will be provided
The event is set to get underway at 1 p.m., with activities beginning in the small field just above the ravine. Organizers will be on hand to direct families where to go as soon as they reach the parking lot, Weld said.
In case of inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled to Nov. 6 from 1-4 p.m.
Go online: Find out more at https://www.facebook.com/events/400953636988973