It was a great day for pirates when Ontario Early Years and South Dundas Recreation teamed up to present a day of buccaneering at the Iroquois beach on Thursday afternoon, August 16. Area youngsters joined Fiona Carr, Family Resource co-ordinator of Early Years and Ben Macpherson, SD Recreation director, to make hats and swords, eye patches and sailing ships and to join in fun-filled games.
“We do this every year to promote community and getting kids active,” said Macpherson. “We encourage kids to have fun in the sun.” “There is also an educational element,” Carr added, “as the kids have fun doing crafts.” The Eastern Ontario Health Unit also offered workbooks on sun safety for children.
Left, ‘Captain’ Callam Larocque and ‘Mate’ Ethan Boucher sword fight as the ‘ghost’ of pirate Captain Anne Bonney (Ashleigh Jackson) watches. Below, left, Katie Barkley (visiting grandparents Jack and Anne) gets her face painted by Abby Trizisky, while Lawrence McClafferty shows his ship.