Monday , 27 September 2021
VIBE summer coach, Kastyn Konieczny.

VIBE’s first Family Fun Friday in Vermilion

Family Fun Friday’s coming to communities through July.

Families were excited to receive play bags from VIBE and to practice mindfulness along the walking trail at Railway Avenue on July 3.

The activities were part of Vermilion Is Being Empowered’s (VIBE) first Family Fun Friday in Vermilion. They will be hosting several more in surrounding communities throughout the summer in place of their regular programming.

“We think mindfulness is really important because it provides a sense of well being. To achieve mindfulness one can focus on what they are feeling at a particular moment, and be aware of what makes them grateful,” said VIBE summer coach, Kastyn Konieczny.

On July 10, they will be in Dewberry and Kitscoty, on July 17 they will visit Mannville, before returning to Vermilion on July 24 they will be across from Lakeland Mall.

On July 31, they will be at Vermilion Provincial Park.

As people walked they were encouraged to visit and be mindful about things like: what brings them a sense of awe, who their best role model was, and things that went really well for them this week.

Grab and go play bags were catered to different age groups and contained items such as outdoor games, colouring books, bubbles, stuffies, fidgets, books, or balls.

VIBE Coordinator, Pat Calyniuk, thanked their partners for providing the items including MMIFCSS, Vermilion FCSS, County of Vermilion River FCSS, Kitscoty FCSS, the Early Childhood Coalition, Vermilion Wellness Coalition, and AHS.

“What a great idea. To have the bags available for different ages is huge. It was amazing and really generous,” said Ryan Wilson.

About Angela Mouly

Angela comes to Lakeland Connect after leaving traditional newspaper where she spent the past four years reporting on community events. Her repertoire includes writing about history, politics, agriculture, sports, entertainment and art. She was the third place recipient of an AWNA General Excellence Award for “Best Front Page” during their 2016 Better Newspaper Competition. Angela has lived in rural Alberta all her life and in Vermilion for the past 15 years. She looks forward to continuing to serve and inform the Lakeland community by joining in people's many adventures and sharing their stories.