This Saturday from 11-2 pm the Morden Teddy Bear Picnic will be taking place at the west side of the Morden Park.  

Jen Froese is the Executive Director of Morden Family Resource Centre and is hoping for a sunny day for kids and their stuffed animal friends to enjoy the fun. 

"This is where we have our Teddy Bear Clinic where the kids bring their stuffies or their teddy bears to see the different doctors, dentists, physiotherapists, and orthodontists.” 

The children will have much to keep busy with such as obstacle courses, kids craft tent put on by the art gallery, and a story-time circle from the Morden Library. The Morden Police and Morden Fire Department will be there with their fire truck and police car for the kids to explore.  

Something new this year is buskers. Children 16 and under will showcase their musical talents. 

“We have a few spots left”, Froese encourages children to sign up, “There are 15-minute time slots. So, anyone who plays any kind of cello, violin, guitar, ukulele, or anything that doesn't need to be plugged in could e-mail me to sign up and register their child at” 

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Froese is hoping that rain stays away, but in case it does rain, the Teddy Bear Picnic will be moved to the Huron Arena at the Access Event Centre. 

“This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and it's our community event that kind brings everyone together, so we'd love if you would invite your friends, your family, your neighbors, and just come out for a good time this Saturday at the Morden Park.” 

Froese reminds us to bring $5 for a full combo barbecue lunch, which includes hot dog, drink and chips. West Side church will also have their coffee truck available for lemonade and iced coffees to add to the fun. 

Listen to the full interview with Jenn Froese and Connie Bailey below.

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