While many choose to spend the Easter
weekend with family or friends, there were quite
a few children’s activities going on as well. Megan,
one of the librarians at The Children’s Library, was
able to tell us about The Bunny Hop at the Chil-
dren’s Library on Saturday.
Kids who attended the Bunny Hop put their
searching skills to the test looking for eggs hid-
den throughout the library. Once all the eggs
were found, the kids got down to business sorting
through the letters hidden inside to reveal the hol-
iday words! After a quick search for a few missing
letters (including a well-hidden ‘G’) the kids tried
out the other games and activities, including deco-
rating an egg that had a chick pop out of it! Thank
you to everyone who came out to have some Easter
fun at the Children’s Library!
With spring finally “really” here, many of us are eager-
ly awaiting summer, as the weather continues there is
plenty more happening at The Children’s Library :
On Tuesday May 6th the library will be hosting story-
teller Leigh-Anne Kehler as part of the TD Children’s
Book Week Tour! We encourage both kids and adults
to come out and enjoy this experience as Leigh-Anne
uses folktales from around the world to tell her stories!
The annual Tea and Fashion Show will be held in the
Richards Landing Town Hall to support the Children’s
Library on Saturday, May 11th. Tickets to this delight-
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The Children’s Library will once again be collecting
clothing and soft goods at Kent’s Corner. We’re collect-
ing everything from clothes, linens, bedding, luggage,
hats, boots and belts. At the end of the collection the
entire stack of goods will be weighed and the library will
receive a corresponding donation! What a great way to
keep our unwanted items out the landfills and help the
library at the same time!
The “Get Caught Reading” Program will return to the
Children’s Library in May. Children who are ‘caught
reading’ by the librarian at the library will receive a
ballot for prizes in the final draw at the end of the
month. Last year more than 100 ballots were dropped
into the ballot box by readers who quietly showed off
their library skills by either reading independently or
to others! We hope to pass that number this year as we
pass out ballots for the grand prize of a Coles gift card!
Good luck and happy reading!
For more information about the Children’s Library and
upcoming events check them out on Facebook @Rich-
ardsLandingChildrensLibrary, email childlib@bellnet.
ca or call at 705-246-2877
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THERE’S NOTHING TO DO HERE
submitted by Jody Wildman
We sometimes read on social media, or hear
people comment that there is nothing to do in
our community. “Why doesn’t the Township do
something about it? What ever happened to this
annual event or that activity...?”
You may not realise it, but there are a lot of ac-
tivities and events for various age groups, in most
cases run by small groups of dedicated volunteers.
Activities such as concert series and art shows,
sports and seniors’ programming, and newer an-
nual events such as the Go North Music Festival.
That doesn’t mean there is something that specifi-
cally interests you or your family and friends, but
there are always opportunities to help make new
things happen. However, if you want your munic-
ipality to help, we need to hear from you.
If you have ever thought there should be more to
do on St. Joseph Island, come the this month’s
Mayor’s meeting on Monday April 29th at 7pm at
the municipal office at 1669 Arthur Street, Rich-
ards Landing. Mayor Jody Wildman would like to
hear your concerns and discuss your ideas.
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THIS COMING WEEKEND, April 9 and 10, the Royal Cana-
dian Legion Branch 374 on St. Joseph Island will again be
hosting the 49th Annual Maple Syrup Festival in Richards
Every year, the festival serves thousands of “all you can eat”
pancakes and sausages topped with sticky and sweet St.
Joseph Island maple syrup to residents from Wawa to Sud-
bury and everywhere in between. This treat is available for
just $9/adult, $8/senior, and $5/child under 12. The 2016 fes-
tival includes many of the usual features including local
Maple Syrup Producer booths with a variety of syrups, can-
dies and sugars. Craft vendors and local organization infor-
mation tables are favourites with the regular patrons. The
yearly $1000 prize raffle tickets will also be for sale.
This year, the festival is privileged to include a few special
guests: Central Algoma Secondary School’s History Club, the
49th Field Regiment, RCA and Sault Ste. Marie & Algoma
District CUPE Council. The History Club will be selling
“trench cakes.” Funds raised will be donated to the Vimy
Ridge Foundation. April 9th is Vimy Ridge Day but dona-
tions will be accepted up until May 31st.
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