For the last several years the Chilliwack Spinners and Weavers Guild Society have sponsored an award for the Chilliwack District 4H. Last night, at Rosedale Traditional School, I had the honour of awarding a young man the “Learn to do by doing award” at the Chilliwack District Awards. Carlos Kortekaas and his parents have graciously given us permission to list his name as the winner of the award this year.
Over the years I have seen many 4H members at the various Chilliwack Fairs and other events around our valley. I have not had a much closer connection than that, though I have always been impressed by their hard work and enthusiasm. Having attended the dinner and awards I now have a much broader understanding of this amazing organization and am more impressed than ever. Carlos and his siblings are just one family of many in our Valley who have achieved many goals through this program. It was very encouraging to see so many young people embracing the ethos of Head, Heart, Hands and Health. Many thanks to the Chilliwack District 4H Council for inviting us to participate in supporting these wonderful teens. I look forward to next year and another chance to celebrate them!
Sending out a big “Thank You!” to Betty, Nancy and Marlene for volunteering at the Children’s Festival this past Saturday,September 23. The Festival was organized by the Chilliwack Community Arts Council and was held at the Tzeachten Community Hall. Thanks also to Patti Lawn at the CCAC for inviting us!
Marlene demonstrated her Saori loom and the children were entranced- especially when they were invited to weave for a while. It never gets old, watching the wonder of discovery in their faces when they see the product of their handiwork. In keeping with the theme of recycling, the weft for the weaving was thrums – bits and pieces of yarn all tied end-to-end. Nancy, Betty and I had fun spinning and we handed out and demonstrated seven strand braid kits to the kids. Really, it was a day for the children but we had a great time watching them dance to the music and react to the Princesses and Pirates that visited. Any day is good when you can share children’s laughter and be reminded that some days it’s good just to have fun. Thanks again Ladies, and here’s looking forward to next years Festival!
I want to say thank you for the many participants at our Spin-in last weekend at Rosedale Traditional School. This event does not just happen over night – many long hours of planning go into creating a great day. Our volunteers are the unsung heroes of the day, from planning, set-up and running the event and on to clean up they are the best.
It is also a great time to welcome our wonderful fibre friends for the day. Without your support this event would be for naught. We had some great vendors this year – always a wonderful addition to the day. We should be posting the information for next years event shortly.
Here are some photos of the great show-and-tell items shared by our friends.