We are just days away from the 148th annual Saanich Fair and on Wednesday evening, fair organizers revealed a new “Play Zone” for the kids.
This years Saanich Fair, will feature a brand new 5,000 square foot “Kidz Zone” thanks to the hard work by Kathy MacDonald and Catriona McHattie who raised donations from local businesses in the community.
Fair organizers have created the interactive area to teach kids about farming and sustainable agriculture, and to give the families a free place for their children to come and play. The play area includes face painting, a selfie booth, 16 feet of colouring wall, bean bag toss, a milking station, a horse braiding area, and then an interactive area for the kids to drive remote tractors. There will also be John Deere tractor racing three times a day.
So how did this all happen? McHattie and a Macdonald reached out to the community asking for $4,000 to but all the remote control tractors and to put together the entire play zone. They went into the community asking for $4,000 worth of donations and instead they got $15,000… including Capital City Paving, who paved an entire parking lot for the kids to race the tractors.