The Kemptville Kinsmen will be holding their annual Family Day event on Monday, February 18. Kinsmen President, Terry Sheppard, says they organize this free event every year to bring the community together and give residents something to do as a family. “It’s nice to get families out of the house in the winter,” he says.
The free event will be held at the North Grenville Municipal Centre and will include two movie showings on the big screen at the Urbandale Arts Centre, skating on both municipal rinks, and hot dogs, hot chocolate and Grahame’s Bakery sugar cookies.
The movie being shown is Big Foot, the story of a friendly yeti whose world is turned upside down when he discovers a creature that he didn’t know existed – a human. The animated film came out in 2018 and stars Channing Tatum, James Cordon and Zendaya. Tickets for both the 10:30 am and 2 pm screening will be available starting at 10 am. Terry says seats usually go quickly, so it is best to get there early.
Between movie showings, parents and kids can get some exercise and take advantage of the free skate on both municipal rinks from 12 pm to 1:50 pm. The Kinsmen are also trying to secure some prizes for a raffle to raise money for the various initiatives they support in the community, like the Santa Claus Parade. “We hope to make it even bigger and better next year,” Terry says.
Title sponsor of the event is EQ Homes, with B&H donating 40 dozen hot dogs and buns and enough hot chocolate to warm up the skaters and movie goers. Terry hopes that lots of families come out, have a good time and learn about what the Kinsmen do in the community. “We want to get the community involved and see what we are all about,” he says.