BENNINGTON HEIGHTS

FUN FAIR & BBQ

Another Bennington Fun Fair & BBQ has come and gone and, despite the windy weather, we are declaring it a success!  Every year, SO many donors and volunteers from the Bennington community come together to make this event happen.  We couldn't have done it without you!

Our heartfelt thanks...

To NEAL BROTHERS CHIPS...

for donating the chips, and Sue, who acquired them for us.  To Susan V, who found the BBQ, to the volunteers who passed out the meals:  Saman S, Louisa H, Marty H and Alan F, and to Susan M who orchestrated it all.

To the LEASIDE PUB...

for donating and preparing the tasty burgers, hot dogs and veggie burgers; Sue and Param, you rock!

To THE BAKERS OF BENNINGTON...

for creating gorgeous cakes for the Cake Walk, and making delicious treats for the Bake Sale.  To Sydney T for getting the cake boxes, to Helen V and Marla C for organizing the Cake Walk, and to Vivian W, Morgan C, Alex, Chloe VT, Giselle M, Helena J, Grace J, Areta L, Pam W and Stephanie F who connected kids to cakes.  To Cara H, Elisa M, Susan V, Rene P, Linda B, and Stephanie F for setting up The Bake Sale and Diane B, Elisa M, Mel B, Maral K, and Luciana A who sold the tasty treats.

To SUMMERHILL MARKET...

for donating the candy for the The Candy Jar Guess and to Elizabeth D for making that happen.  To Jessica C and her family for counting hundreds of pieces of candy and donating the jars.  To Karen W, Mr. Motyer and Noah J who managed the guesses. 

To SUGARPOP RENTALS...

for keeping the cotton candy from flying away and making the Snow Cones, and to Martha G for connecting us with Michael at SugarPop in the first place.  Again, thanks to SUMMERHILL MARKET for donating the ice and to Elizabeith D for picking it up.

To DAZZLING DY and CHERYL...

for the Airbrush Tattoos and Face Painting - it's always a pleasure to work with you, Deyanne!  And to Ana N, Abbey O, Krista B, and Mudar M who collected tickets and managed lines.

To FLEXME STRETCH STUDIOS on Mt. Pleasant...

for providing 10-minute stretches (and a bit of calm in the middle of a storm!) Thank you, Justin, T and Manashe for your flexibility!

To ROBERT THE DJ from PRESSWOOD ENTERTAINMENT...

for entertaining us!  And to Martha G for finding Robert and writing his script.

To HART ENTERTAINMENT...

for bringing extra tents, tables, stanchions, the two Basketball Games (go Raptors!) and, of course, the inflatables which unfortunately, did not get a chance to inflate (boo wind!).  However, these young men were flexible enough to "go with the flow" and quickly set up the Obstacle Course in the gym.  Thank you for keeping us all safe and bouncy! 

To all the VOLUNTEERS who supervised the HART ENTERTAINMENT...

To Marla C for organzing the HART items, and to Craig M, Mr. A, Murray H, Cole T, Max P, Rachel F, Renske B, Poppy K, and Sophia R for helping us shoot hoops, and to Kevel P, Sam Riddell, Michael K, and Bianca and Jean Marc F, for watching the kids on the Obstacle Course.  And to those who signed up to volunteer but were not needed:  Renee and Eva P, Natali K and Amer S, Amanda K, Flavia G, Tarcisio C, Liliana M, Melissa S, and Ernst B

To TRUE NORTH SPORTS CAMP...

for bringing the Football Target Practice to the Fair

To THE KRAFTIEST KIDS in BENNINGTON...

To LUCA J for making beautiful jewellery, NOAH C for making fun Bookmarks, LILA C for making adorable Bunnines and ALAZ who made cool Ninja stars.  To Elisa M for setting up and selling these items at the first KIDS' KRAFT KORNER 

To SUMMERHILL MARKET...

for donating, for the 8th year in a row, their refreshing lemonade.  To Elizabeth D who picked up all the (heavy) jugs, to Susan M who brought recyclable cups, to the amazing crew for setting up the Stand.  To Cara H, Stephanie F, and Mel B who sold the liquid gold!.

To MINI CIRCUIT...

who brought the motorized vehicles, and to Helen V, Mel B, Sam D, Jeremy K, Kendrick S, and Nicolas B for risking their lives to keep the kids from crashing.

To PAWSITIVELY PETS for bringing their amazing animals

and to Rachel N, Ms Laventhall, and Ms Lee for being excellent zookeepers

To all the VOLUNTEERS at the FUN FAIR GAMES and BOOTHS...

To Eva W, Juliana D and Holly W for supervising the Bean Bag Toss.  To Joanna L, Rachel T, Lilly M and Marla W for supervising the Fish Pond, and especially Melanie C for her genius idea that kept us from scrapping the game!  To Ying H, Piper L and Elizabeth D for scooping wet pennies out of the aquarium at the PENNY DROP.  To Becky R, Sam S and The Pinelli’s Nanny for taking pics at our Photo Booth.  To Graham M, Nicole R and Sam D for keeping the wheel spinning at the ever-popular Wheel of Fortune

To THE VIDINOVSKI FAMILY...

for supplying the Ice Cream Truck

To THE PRIZE TABLE TEAM...

Martha G, Masja B, Herly B, Giselle M, Grace J, Helena J, Marta B, Thais DeN, and Melanie C for managing the PRIZE TABLE.  To Susan V and Shamira D for cutting and stapling an endless supply of Bennington Bucks.  And an incredibly HUGE thanks to Jennifer C for sourcing, acquiring, organizing, pricing and distributing the amazing prizes!  You’ve outdone yourself, Jen!

To THE PAYMENT TEAM...

Shaun S, Catherine S, Mariana A, Cara H, Liz E, Anna S and Celine G for selling Tickets, Ride Bracelets and Meal Vouchers at the Ticket Booth.  To Elizabeth D and Ms Alarie for setting up the iPads and app for Square so we could accept credit cards.  To Holly H for getting the cash float and Anna S for counting the cash, and, a special thanks to Holly for handling all the financials for the Fair.

To THE VOLUNTEER COORDINATION TEAM...

for greeting volunteers at the Volunteer Booth:  Shamira D, Jessica C, Sabrina M and Abbey O, and especially Shamira D for creating the signupgenius account and recruiting volunteers. That was one huge job!

To The SET UP CREW...

who lugged tables and chairs out of the dungeon (aka the school basement), who set up tents in the wind, who blocked off the road with barriers, who set up all the games and made sure they didn’t blow away, who screwed together signs and set up the dining tables:  Susan V, Christina P, Saman S, Catherine S, Cara H, Shamira D, Mookie P, Nicoleta B, Jessica C, Kathryn P, Kristi B, Masja B, Holly H, Jennifer C, Linda B, Helen V, Marla C, Martha G, Linda B, Bianca F, Jean Marc F, Rene P, Sam D

To The TEAR DOWN CREW...

who put it all back again: Eric R, Maral K, Li Jin and Tessa, Alan and Steph F, Anna and Andrew S, Sam D, Melanie and Paige C, Mel B & Co,

To Martha G and INTEGRATED DESIGN GROUP...

who created the iconic Fun Fair Poster

To THE TALENTS of ROMA K...

for creating and distributing the beautiful hand-painted watercolour Thank You’s that will be sent out to Vendors and Community Sponsors.

To THE TALENTS of MEL B...

for creating and managing the website, signups and online purchasing which allowed us to go paperless.  Not sure what we’ll do without you, Mel.

To THE EVELOPE PREP TEAM...

for ripping and organizing tickets and stuffing the Family Fun Fair Envelopes:  Jennifer C, Susan M, Shamira D, Holly H, Marla C, and Mel B

To THE TALENTS of CATHERINE S...

for creating the fun and informative SMILEBOX.  Looking at those pictures never gets old!

And last (but NOT least)...

To MS. DANISH and the AMAZING staff at BHES School and Daycare (including ALI and DAN, the tireless custodians and of course, MS. LAURA the Office Administrator).  Your ongoing support, great ideas, flexibility and kind encouragement were noticed, appreciated and depended upon.  It’s a pleasure working with you all!

Thank you to all who came to the Fair.

Thank you for thanking these people next time you see them.

Thank you, from your FF Committee

N.B. On behalf of the entire school community and all those that are brought together each year for and during this fun filled afternoon -Thank You Rebecca D. for being the organizing wiz, who always with good cheer, keeps this amazing event going year after year!!

UPCOMING EVENTS
Oct 30

 

Pizza Lunch

Oct 23

 

Sub Lunch

Nov 12

 

H&S Committee meeting

Nov 13

 

PIzza Lunch

Oct  31

 

Haunted House

Nov 6 

 

Sub Lunch

Nov 25

 

Photo Retake - Sibling Photo

CONTACT US

 

 

Email: bhhands@gmail.com

 

Marla Cameron

Jessica Chang

Susan Vance

Co-Chairs

Shamira Dewshi

Vice-Chair

Email: bhesfunfair@gmail.com

 

Rebecca Delic

Fun Fair Lead

PIZZA & SUBWAY LUNCHES

Pizza Lunch Dates

Wed, Oct 2

Wed, Oct 16

Wed, Oct 30

Wed, Nov 13

Wed, Nov 27

Wed, Dec 11

Wed, Jan 8

Wed, Jan 22

Wed, Feb 5

Wed, Feb 19

Wed, Mar 4

Wed, Mar 25

Wed, Apr 8

Wed, Apr 22

Wed, May 6

Wed, May 20

Wed, June 3

Wed, Jun 17

Sub Lunch Dates

Wed, Sep 25

Wed, Oct 9

Wed, Oct 23

Wed, Nov 6

Wed, Nov 20

Wed, Dec 4

Wed, Dec 18

Wed, Jan 15

Wed, Jan 29

Wed, Feb 12

Wed, Feb 26

Wed, Mar 11

Wed, Apr 1

Wed, Apr 15

Wed, Apr 29

Wed, May 13

Wed, May 27

Wed, June 10

Wed, Jun 24

Home & School is an independent parent run, non-profit organization, independent of the TDSB. All proceeds are spent on enrichment for Bennington Heights students working in unison with the school. 

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