A Great Day at the K of C Centre

Couldn’t be beat! It was perfect weather for the annual K of C Family Appreciation Day, Saturday, June 24, 2017, at the K of C Centre on Guelph Street. MC and GK Dave Obermeyer welcomed over 100 family and friends to a full day of food, fun and frolic that began at 2:00 pm.

It was a jam-packed day that featured the ever-popular Brave Knight Bouncy Castle, fun-filled Dunk Tank and a display presented by the Region of Waterloo Paramedic Services. Vesta, the clown, demonstrated her skill at making balloon animals and her artistic ability of face-painting. The active Family Appreciation Day was topped off with Chef Wayne Buchholtz doing his wonders with food at the BBQ.

Organizer Mike van Lammeren and his hard-working crew of several dedicated volunteers were responsible to make the event the success it was. Sean and Amanda Meaney prepared the food, Mike and Max Salman, aided by Francis Du, set up and handled the registration desk, while Francis was doing double-duty handing out Freezies to the kids.

A big thank you to Piller’s, Lay’s, Zehr’s and Shopper’s Drug Mart for their generous donations. A good time was had by all and looking forward to next year’s event.

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“Sign in, please, guess how many in the jars and win a prize!” Manning the Registration Desk are left, Mike Salman, son Max, Francis Du and guest.
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The 2017 Family Appreciation Day festivities getting underway at the K of C Centre.
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Everyone enjoyed the musical stylings of well-known Kitchener entertainer Ron Hiuser at the 2017 K of C Family Appreciation Day.
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Look, it’s the Brave Knight Bouncy Castle! It’s back again at the K of C Family Appreciation Day. The popular attraction was welcomed by both big and little kids. GK Dave Obermeyer and Gabriel van Lammeren pointing the way to fun.
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They’re lining up to try their marksmanship at the ever-popular Dunk Tank attraction at the 2017 Family Appreciation Day festivities.
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“I’m not scared, just throw the ball!” Alex Barbosa is once again manning the Dunk Tank at the K of C 2017 Family Appreciation Day.
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No need to worry about any potential emergency at this year’s Family Appreciation Day. Here we see paramedic Becky Pagett from the Region of Waterloo Paramedic Services, one of several attractions and displays at this year’s festivities.
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“Is that how you do it?” Another popular attraction, face painting by Vesta, this year’s resident clown and balloon animal maker at the K of C Family Appreciation Day.
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“OK Dave, this is how you should clean your BBQ.” Family Appreciation Day is known for its food, and chef Wayne Buchholtz is showing GK Dave Obermeyer what to do before you fire up the BBQ.
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A good time was had by all at the 2017 K of C Family Appreciation Day.

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