Volunteers needed for Parksville’s KidFest

KidFest is a fun filled event but in order to keep it successful, volunteers are required.

Parksville’s KidFest is a popular summer draw each year down on the city’s waterfront.

If you have ever taken your children to KidFest in Parksville you know its a fun filled event but in order to keep it successful, volunteers are required.

This is the 20th year for the annual event that attracts families from the local community as well as all over Vancouver Island.

Bonnie Wallis, who has been the treasurer of the event for the last four years, is now chairing the organizing committee and said they are seeking volunteers.

A meeting is being held on Monday, March 26 at Oceanside Place in Parksville at 7 p.m. and it is hoped some people will step up and take on some important jobs.

Wallis said they need help leading up to the event and are in need of a volunteer coordinator, site coordinator and sponsorship coordinator.

“It can be a challenge finding volunteers because people are so busy,” she admitted.

Wallis added that they have been fortunate to have fabulous people who continue to volunteer each year.

“Some of them don’t even have kids.  They do it out of the goodness of their heart.”

She said this year’s event is being held Sunday, August 19 in conjunction with the Quality Foods Children’s Sandcastle Competition.

KidFest attracts up to 4,000 people to the Parksville Community Park and is a big draw for tourists and Wallis said it takes many people to make it happen.

“What we need now is able bodies to help us put it all together.”

She said they will have monthly strategic planning meetings leading up to the event and more regular meetings as they get closer to the big day.

If you can help out the March 26 meeting goes at 7 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room at Oceanside Place.

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