Rocky View Literacy hosted the Cow bus in four communities - Crossfield, Irricana, Beiseker, and Airdrie. The Literacy group had recruited wonderful partners in each community to help with the visit.
In Crossfield, the bus parked at the elementary school and activities were set up for families and classes in the gym. Groups of children enjoyed stories during an assembly and participated in demonstrations done by local firefighters using the Safety House. Crafts and other activities were available inside for families while they waited to visit the bus. The Vice Principal, who was so instrumental in having the bus in his community, was even seen following strollers down the street in order to encourage more families to visit the bus. A true C.O.W. supporter!
The communities of Irricana and Beiseker each had the bus visit for a half a day. Each community provided the venue for indoor activities. Families were invited to drop by and enjoy the activities on the bus and in the centre. It was very busy! During the Legacy Library presentations, families and dignitaries heard about local programs being offered for young families. The books will be used by the literacy group and by other agencies in the area that offer services to parents and preschoolers.
In Airdrie, the bus parked at the Nose Creek Museum for the day. The word was out, and many families who had been unable to attend our visits in Crossfield, Irricana or Beiseker, came out in Airdrie. The bus was very busy once again.
The Rocky View Literacy group had done a great job of promoting the visit and their workers were on site to offer support and meet interested families. Thanks to everyone involved in this great visit.