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Lloydminster Area Early Years Coalition Celebrating National Child Day

The Lloydminster Early Years Coalition is celebrating National Child Day.

On Monday, Mayor Gerald Aalbers proclaimed National Child Day. The day is to celebrate the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of the Child and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

“I think it’s important for us to remember that children have rights, we need to be able to be supporting our children and the whole community needs to be supporting our children in all areas of their life,” says Becky Walker, Parent Link Lead for Midwest Family Connections.

The Lloydminster and Area Early Years Coalition Children’s Charter includes items such as the right to have basic needs met, the right to be safe, the right to loving relationships, the right to lifelong learning, the right to be themselves, the right to belong, the right to contribute and the right to play and be physically active.

On Sunday there will be an event taking place at the Servus Sports Centre from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m to celebrate the day.

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“It’s a free event for all families, the activities do focus on children six years of age and under. So we have things like button making, we have a box maze, dress-up, playdough, there’s coloring sheets, there’s a dance party, so all kinds of fun free activities for families to enjoy.”

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