Local agencies to host Family Fun Day


Winchester’s EarlyON centre and the local chapter of the Boys and Girls Club will be teaming up later this month to host a free Family Fun Day. The event will take place on May 28 between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm at the Community Care Building (530 Fred Street in Winchester). It will feature bouncy castles, treats, games, crafts, prizes and more for all ages. The event will also act as an Open House for the two agencies which will be a great opportunity for interested families to learn about the services they offer. Funding for the Fun Day was provided by the Township of North Dundas. 

EarlyON is an Ontario government sponsored early years program that offers services to families of young children free of charge. The programming – which is for children from birth to age 6 – allows parents to learn and play with their child, network with other parents, and receive advice from early learning professionals. Play can include reading, story-telling, sing-alongs, and games. EarlyON centres also provide an opportunity to learn about other services available in the area. Winchester’s EarlyON centre is located in the Community Care Building, and is open every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm for Play and Learn. There will also be a school readiness program in June for children who will be starting kindergarten in September. 

The Boys and Girls Club’s Dundas Youth Program offers free recreational programming to children and teenagers. The after-school program for youth aged 7-14 runs every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm. There is also a teens-only program for those aged 13-18 which runs every Wednesday during the same time slot. The program provides opportunities to engage in physical activity and games, and also to receive homework help and make new friends. For information about registering for the Dundas Youth Program, contact Kaitlin Herfkens at kherfkens@bgccornwallsdg.com. 

Anyone looking to learn more can call Winchester’s EarlyON centre at 613-774-5487, or visit the Boys and Girls Club’s Facebook page by searching for “BGC Dundas Youth Program”. 



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