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Monday, October 5, 2015

October 2015

Happy October!  The month of Harvest, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Fire Safety, and more!!  Hopefully some of the families made it out to the Open House at the Fire Hall. It happens early in October, but there are events all month long. YK Playgroup will also have an opportunity to have a visit with Gerda and learn more about fire safety through fun and games, but not until November, so stay tuned... In the meantime mark your calendars for other fun events:

Monday, October 12,  THANKSGIVING
10am-Noon @ Fieldhouse

We all have so much to be thankful for on this Monday, and YK Playgroup would like to add to this list by offering a session at the Fieldhouse!   From 10am-Noon, Yk Playgroup will have the bouncy castle, ride ons, and other assorted active toys to play with.  So come on out and run, Run, RUN!!  Just $2 per child over 6 months, (babies & caregivers are free).  Bring the whole family out!

Friday, October 16th, World Food Day - the Tale of Stone Soup
9:30-11:30am @ Calvary Community Church
Entry by Donation, Food Drive.

In honour of World Food Day, YK Playgroup is having it's annual Food Drive!  Instead of the usual drop-in fee, we are pleased to provide an opportunity to play with the donation of a non-perishable, non-expired, food item. We will donate all items to the Yellowknife Food Bank.  

World Food Day was established by the United Nations to help "raise awareness of hunger and poverty and to inspire solutions for world change".  Initiatives like these are working.  World poverty in in decline! That is to say, the % of our world's population that lives below the poverty line has been decreasing.  However there are still many families and individuals who need help putting food on the table, even right here in our own community!  YK Playgroup  has felt that this annual food drive is one way it can help.

Join the Playgroup as we use this opportunity to raise awareness of hunger and the power of giving and sharing with our children.  The old folk tale Stone Soup, sets our theme for the day and teaches us about how giving a little can result in big things - in the case of this story, delicious soup for the entire town!

 #SharetheBounty; #UnitedAgainstHunger  

Tuesday, October 20th - Javaroma
7:30pm Special Meeting - 2015 Constitution & ByLaws
8:00pm Open Board Meeting

A concise Special Meeting has been called to follow-up on the issue of 2015 Yk Playgroup Constitution & ByLaws from our AGM. We invite all Members to come out and participate in the vote to adopt a new 2015 Constitution & ByLaws. We need quorum!!  The Draft Agenda, original 1993 ByLaws, and Draft 2015 ByLaws will be distributed to the Membership for review.

There is no expectation to stay for the following Open Board Meeting, though you are all invited to do so.

And/Or come on out and join the Board in discussing our plans & goals for the upcoming Season.  Many hands make light work and we can reward participants with a Free Session Coupon.  Volunteer to help with projects like party decorations, toy washes, event planning, etc... or just come out and lend us your voice and ideas.  The Draft Agenda will be circulated via e-mail to the Membership.  

Friday, October 30th, 
Oogie-Boogie Halloween Snackluck Party
9:30-11:30am @ Calvary Community Church

Bring all the critters and creatures down for some spooky Halloween fun.  It's a SnackLuck, so bring a healthy snack to share. We will have some games and goodies for the little Tricky-Treaters, so please sign-up your attendance so we know how many kids to account for.  You can sign-up at session or via e-mail.  


Don't forget to Register to become a Member of Playgroup.  There is no cost associated, only benefits for both Playgroup & you!  

  • Only our Members can attend our open Board Meetings.
  • Members can rent our toys.
  • We need our Membership information to help us apply for Grants and other funding opportunities.

It's win-win when you become a Member.


Check out our fundraising opportunities!  At YK Playgroup we know how hard it can be to attend fundraising events.  So we aim to make our fundraising as simple and convenient as possible.  Click the page link on the Right; or talk with a Session Coordinator for more information; or send us an e-mail and we'll set you up with a way to help Playgroup be the best it can be.