PSP celebrates National Child Day

National child day
Children take part in National Child Day activities at 4 Wing Cold Lake. Photo: Alisha (Nikki) Sinclair

Alisha (Nikki) Sinclair, Community Recreation Supervisor

On November 16, 2019 bases across Canada and Europe celebrated National Child Day.

A variety of events were held around the globe but with one commonality; a wooden heart art project. Each participant painted their own wooden heart, making them unique, where they were shipped to the Canadian War Museum for display on November 27.

4 Wing Cold Lake participated in this special event with sponsorship support from BMO Financial Group. The Personnel Support Programs (PSP) Community Recreation team hosted yoga, kickboxing, Open Play, lunch and of course decorated their universal heart crafts to complete the day’s activities.

The Community Recreation team works hard to offer a variety of affordable recreational activities for children and families of the community. Free events, programming, and subsidized family activities, such as bus trips, Open Play and craft classes are offered for all to enjoy.

PSP believes in every child’s right to learn, play, do sport, socialize and have access to recreation regardless of ethnic background, gender, religion, financial or social setting.

Follow the Facebook page at 4 Wing Connection and bookmark, for the most up-to-date information in all events regarding recreation at 4 Wing. The Welcome Desk (local 7823) can also be reached for details and information.

Background information

National Child Day is a celebration of the United Nation’s adoption of two important documents: The UN Declaration of the Rights of the Child (1959) and the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child (1989).

November 20 celebrates Canada’s commitment to the rights of all children, regardless of situation and/or circumstance. Alberta National Child Day coalition organizes celebratory events across the province and this year marked their 26 year.