Seventeen tables promote sports, life-skills and learning opportunities at Falher “Parade of Programs”

Community members visiting exhibits at “Parade of Programs” September 12.

Tom Henihan
Express Staff

If there were any doubt about the abundance of things to do in Falher and the Smoky River Region the “Parade of Programs,” held at Falher Curling Rink on September 12 would put all doubts to rest.

Organized by Lynn Farrell, Director of Community Services with the Town of Falher, the event featured 17 tables offering a wide variety of activities available through the fall and winter months.

The programs on display at the “Parade of Programs,” included dance, hockey, karate, Taekwondo, bowling, gymnastics curling and girl guides.

Not all programs promoted at the event are athletic, sports or recreationally oriented such as the Families First and adult learning programs.

The mission of the free of charge Family First programs is, “to provide a home and community based parenting program for families with children from birth to six years that encourages positive and responsive parenting that supports healthy development of children.”

Along with offering adult literacy courses, the objectives of the “Smoky River Community Adult Learning Council and Literacy is to organize and encourage lifelong learning opportunities for adults in the Smoky River Region.”

During the 3-hour event people from the region dropped by to enquire about the programs on offer in the community during the coming months. They also had an opportunity to purchase used equipment at the used equipment buy and sell.

The parade of programs also takes place in the spring, promoting activities for the spring and summer months such as soccer, baseball, swimming and other programs appropriate to that time of the year.


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