Decorating ginger bread cookies was just one of the festivities at the Charlottetown Winter Fair on Nov. 9.

Winter fair raises funds for technology, charity

Charlottetown Junior Public holds event Nov. 9

Raising money was the main goal of the Charlottetown Junior Public School annual winter fair held on Nov. 9.

Students and their families took part in the event. Activities included face painting and pictures with Santa.

“We are raising money for technology in our school because it’s constantly changing,” principal Pete Sellenkowitsch said. “We have also built an area in the fair to support the Free the Children charity,”

Fair committee chair Taje Mohabir said the event is easy to put together due to the people he works with.

“This is the 32nd fair but I’ve only done three so far,” he said. “I work with 17 great moms in a great cohesive group.”

Staff for the fair includes students, parents and teachers.

“Most of the volunteers when we are putting everything together are parents with the support of the teachers and principal,” he said. “On the day of the event a lot of the volunteers are the teachers, so it’s a great community event,”

Trying to be creative and fresh is a problem Mohabir faces each year. This year the addition of ponies, a bouncy castle and several new booths were added to the festivities.

“We try to encourage imagination so every year we come up with different ways to attract the community and people so it’s fun and not repetitive,” he said. “This is the first year we’ve had the animals and based on the response it’s been very good, so we may bring it back next year.”