The 2020 Spring Fair was cancelled due to COVID-19. Stay tuned for 2021!
Mark your calendar for this year’s date:
Saturday May 9, 2020
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
As always, the Fair is open to everyone. Please invite your family, friends, and neighbours to join us for lots of fun, rain or shine.
In APRIL, we will send home information including:
- The “Parent Spring Fair Primer” letter
- The list of Class Basket Themes and Volunteer Stations
Each class will choose a theme for their “Class Basket” and items will be collected in April 2019. You will receive a send-home notice on your class basket theme, the full list is here.
The baskets will then be wrapped and auctioned off during the Silent Auction at the Fair. Your donations this week will help to make your class baskets a special part of the Fair, and an effective fundraiser for the school. Here’s a look at what our class basket table looked like last year (amazing!).
Our Fair is run by Volunteers. To make it work, each class is responsible for “staffing” a particular station with adult volunteers on Fair Day. Shifts are just one hour, and it can be a fun way to participate and get to know other parents in your school community. You can bring a friend, or trade off with a partner if you like. We will send home information of your assigned station in April.
We also need lots of help with class basket wrapping, baking for the bake walk, fair set-up and tear-down.
Your participation is VERY MUCH appreciated! Together we can help make this a successful event!
Our silent auction includes all the class baskets plus items donated by the wider community. If you would like to donate to our silent auction, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Auction items must be paid for with cash or cheque only.
Spring Fair Raffle
- Raffle Grand Prize: Apple iPad, 128GB with WiFi in Space Grey sponsored by Neptune Terminals
- Second Prize: Inflatable Paddle Board sponsored
- Third Prize: Summer of Ice Cream (regular cone or cup for 4 people, each week over 8 weeks in July & August 2019) sponsored by Welcome Parlour
There are many ways to participate in the Spring Fair (including attending), and we recognize that not everyone can do everything. Your raffle ticket participation is encouraged, but not mandatory. If you do not wish to sell raffle tickets when they come home in April, please return the booklet as soon as possible to the PAC mailbox or your classroom teacher. This way, it can be allocated to another student.
To help us adhere to BC Gaming regulations about tracking tickets, please do not give your ticket booklets directly to another student.
Important Points About Raffle Ticket Sales:
- Tickets must be sold for $2.00 each, or $20.00 for a booklet of ten tickets
- The purchaser should fill out their name and phone number on all the tickets they buy. The student KEEPS the portion of the ticket with name and phone number (to return to the classroom), and GIVES the purchaser the tear-off portion of the ticket.
- BC Gaming regulations require that tickets be sold by and to an adult (age 19 years or older)
- If your family has sold all their tickets and wishes to sell additional tickets, please email president”at”ridgewaypac.org, and include your child’s name and class. If available, additional tickets will be delivered to your child’s class.
- All ticket money and ticket books (sold or unsold) should be returned to the PAC mailbox or classroom teacher no later than May 2.
- The two top-selling families will each receive a $20 Indigo gift card.
- The Raffle draw takes place during the Fair, at 12:30 p.m.
- Winners who are not present at the draw will be contacted at the phone number written on their ticket.
The Bake Walk is a very popular Fair attraction! If you’ve never done one, think “Musical Chairs” with a cake (or other baking) as the prize. There are 10-12 participants in each round, and the one who lands on the winning number wins their choice from the array of cakes. YUM!!
Baked items should conform to the following guidelines:
- Should be a cake, or item that can be packaged in sixes
- Items must not contain nuts; whipped cream, synthetic whipped cream, dairy filling, cheese, or other un-baked dairy ingredients.
Please bring your item(s) packaged in things that can be taken by the winner (ie disposable box or plate/tray). Please bring your item(s) to school on the morning of the Fair between 10-11 a.m. and look for the Bake Walk station at the south east corner of the school.
Rides, Stations, and Concessions – Pricing
All rides and most food concessions will take Fair Tickets, which will be available for purchase on-site at the Fair. Thank you to the Lynn Valley Lions and their partners at Save On Foods for running the fantastic barbecue!
Full details on ticket pricing and number of tickets per ride and/or food item will be available soon. There are many areas of the Fair which are free, including fire truck and police car visits, Quinn’s Court games and activities, and more. There will also be craft vendors and bake sales on site who accept cash instead of Fair Tickets.
This year’s Fair is
Saturday May 9, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Rain or Shine
|Raffle Grand Prizes Draw||Bouncy Castles||Bake Walk|
|Face Painting||Pony Rides||Vendor Tables|
Obstacle Course & Bungee Run
|Silent Auction –
Hundreds of Items
|Soak ‘N’ Wet –
Soak the Teacher
|Free “6 & Under”
|Inflatable Mini Golf||Obstacle Course|
|Food & Beverages provided by Lynn Valley Lions, with support from Neptune Terminals|