The dust is slowly settling after an incredible two months of safety, support and fun for the 340 vulnerable Vancouver children attending our two month Summer Break Program this year. KidSafe Programmer, Joseph Abai recounts one of the field trips he attended with kids from our Nightingale program site to H.R. MacMillan Space Centre.
“As we made our way to the Space Centre there was a buzz of excitement as we got closer to the 6 meter tall stainless steel Crab that was positioned in front of the building. The crab is known as the Guardian of the Harbor. We all enjoyed our lunch next to the pond with the Space Centre and The Guardian as our backdrop. Some of the children took a fun photo (above) with the Guardian before lunch was over.
After lunch we made our way inside the building and were guided to the Planetarium Star Theatre. The walk to our seats was accompanied by “ooo’s” and “aws” from the children as they tried to absorb every detail of the massive dome theatre. We were scheduled to watch “Super Volcanoes” which is a mesmerizing show that describes the impact volcanoes have on Earth. The effect of the dome screen accompanied with the surround sound at times made you feel as if you were actually next to a volcano. It was a fully immersive experience that kept the children talking about volcanoes as they were leaving the building!”