WINDSOR JUNCTION: The chairman of Keloose is encouraging parents to not just drop their child off to attend the festivities and the fireworks, but to instead join them.
Nick Yeomans said in the past they have had many parents just drop off their teens at the Windsor Junction Community Centre (WJCC). That has led to some issues with unsupervised youth on hand, so much so that organizers have had to hire an outside security company.
They’re hoping to curb some of the trouble this year and have more parents accompany their children to the event’s main attraction, including the fireworks show which are described as the best fireworks show in HRM.
“What we’re looking for is that the parents should come down and enjoy the events, the music, the food trucks we’re going to have, and the fireworks,” said Yeomans. “We’re not saying don’t come teenagers, we just want some more parental supervision which would help things run a little smoother. They will behave differently with adults/their parents there than if they weren’t there.”
He said Keloose’s aim is for it to be for the family and community. Bag checks will continue again this year at the entrance to the WJCC.
Yeomans said the festival is set for Aug. 17-19 with kids day events schedueld for Aug. 19 from 10-2; with night events starting at 6 p.m. leading to the fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
The search for more volunteers for the event is ongoing as well.
“We still need more volunteers to help out,” said Yeomans.
For a complete schedule of events for Keloose, please see the next page in this issue of The Laker.
To volunteer or find out more information, checkout the Keloose Facebook page or email Shera-Lee Kerr at firstname.lastname@example.org.