The C.O.W. bus visited Peers on Monday September 10. The bus was parked outside of the local community building where the playschool operates. The Edson & District Community Learning Society had crafts inside the playschool for the children. The Legacy Library was presented to the Peers Playschool. The books will be housed at the playschool and made available for parents to borrow.
Later in the day, the COW bus moved to the Edson Public Library for two hours of evening programming. The event was well attended as it had been advertised on the radio, in the library and through flyers in the local grocery stores. There was also programming for children inside of the library, including storytellers and crafts. One of the storytellers came on board the bus to tell a story and let the children play with her traditional aboriginal drum.
The Edson Public Library continued it’s programming the next day and there were pony rides outside; this worked to attract more visitors to the bus. The Legacy Library was presented to the Edson & District Community Learning Society and all the major sponsors had representatives there to make cheque presentations and many of them also visited the bus. The Legacy Library will be housed at the EDCLS and made available to the public.
On Wednesday, the COW bus traveled to the hamlet of Marlboro. The bus was well received in the community. The staff from the Edson & District Community Learning Society used the community hall as the venue and had opportunities for the children to do crafts and also provided a light lunch. The Legacy Library was presented to an elder from the community, and will be available for use by families in the hamlet.
What parents and participants have said about the program