News from the Pews

By on September 1, 2022

Christ Church, The Pas
as submitted by the Rev’d Jann Brooks

“If you go out to the woods today, you are sure of a big surprise…”*

The Pas had a great surprise on Sunday, June 26th when Christ Church organized a free old-fashioned Teddy Bears’ Picnic for young families! With balloons and bunting, over 100 people enjoyed everything from face painting and arts & crafts to 3 legged and wheelbarrow races where everyone won a prize! There was even a First-Aid Station for Teddies who needed TLC, whether it was Well-Bear Exams with “COVID-19 vaccinations” to plastic surgery. Eighty-year-old teddy bear, Brother Ben, lost his eyes 75 years ago when Grant’s sister tried to steal him. Brother Ben received new eyes and many “bears” received stitches and bandages. For sustenance hot dogs, popcorn, freezies, cake and drinks were served. The Pas Animal Shelter brought live puppies (who were all adopted that day) to assure laughs and giggles. Next year’s Teddy Bears’ Picnic is planned for double the people and sponsors.

“And that’s the day, the teddy bears had their picnic…”*

*words composed by Jimmy Kennedy in 1932.


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