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Children's Discovery Centre opens

Dignitaries join local children in cutting the ribbon at the opening of the Munchkinland Discovery Centre in Coombs. - Auren Ruvinsky photo
Dignitaries join local children in cutting the ribbon at the opening of the Munchkinland Discovery Centre in Coombs.
— image credit: Auren Ruvinsky photo

Musicians, storybook characters, dignitaries and even a storyteller helped open the new Munchkinland Discovery Centre in Coombs on Thursday.

The new child-sized, play learning environment moved to the new location at French Creek Community School to make way for the Family Place project at the old site in Parksville.

The Family Place facility will bring together services from Public Health, the school district and Ministry of Children and Families and will include a new discovery centre project from Building Learning Together.

For the grand opening in Coombs, Janet Delgatty led the students and adult guests through act-along stories like a dragon hunt, rousing performances by Jagano Marimba, including several students, hot dogs, cake and a ribbon cutting. Both the new French Creek/Coombs and Qualicum Beach Elementary Munchkinlands are open Monday and Wednesday afternoons, and Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Check the BLT website at www.sd69.bc.ca/programs/BLT.

— Auren Ruvinsky

 

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