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Sault College was crammed with a bunch of kids Saturday. Here's why (9 photos)

Third-year child and youth care class at Sault College host annual W.A.L.K. event Saturday

The 19th annual W.A.L.K. (We All Love Kids) free family fun event brought families out to Sault College Saturday for an afternoon of kids' entertainment. 

The event - organized entirely by the graduating third-year child and youth worker class at Sault College - also doubled as a fundraiser for the Sault Ste. Marie Community Soup Kitchen. 

“We were all given different tasks which were needed to put this event together, and we all had our duties to sort of ensure that, and get everything going,” CYC student Caleb Pears told Sootoday.

Each of the 12 graduating CYC students were provided with pledge forms and tasked with raising $100 each for the soup kitchen, while donated prizes from local businesses and organizations generated more dollars for the soup kitchen through a raffle.  

Five community agency booths also had a presence at the event, including. Harvest Algoma, Algoma Family Services, Women in Crisis, Nogdawindamin, and Sault Ste. Marie Community Soup Kitchen.

As a long line of people wait to get their faces painted in the background, Pears says organizers are pleased with this year's attendance. 

“It’s a really great turnout this year,” he said. “We usually get between 300 and 500 every year, so we’re really happy with all the families who attended today.”

 

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James Hopkin is a reporter for SooToday based in Sault Ste. Marie
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