Tots sign Jubilee book


On May 30 the Arts4Tots class was invited to a Jubilee Book Signing Ceremony at Steinbach City Hall. The class, along with instructors Treena Gosbee and Pam Butler walked the few blocks to City Hall, all wearing hats and carrying special flags.

Steinbach Mayor Chris Goertzen and MLA Kelvin Goertzen greeted the group and thanked the Arts4Tots Preschool for being a main reason for this special gathering due to the media attention they received a few months ago.

In March, the group received media attention after they sent a letter to Queen Elizabeth II wishing her a happy 50th anniversary as sovereign. The letter resulted in a personal response from the Queen, proving to the children that royalty existed and was not just a fairy tale.

At the special event at City Hall, the students along with the mayor and MLA planted a commemorative Amber Jubilee Ninebark shrub in front of City Hall.

One of the students told the mayor to `make sure there`s lots of worms in there,` as the tree was planted. The tots were also treated to treats at City Hall.

The Diamond Jubilee Celebration book will be at City Hall until June 12th, where local residents can write their congratulations to the Queen. There is also a display and some old photographs, including one from 1970 when the Queen visited Steinbach.

Children who participate in the Steinbach Arts Council offered Arts4Tots program were the special guests at a recent Jubilee Book Signing Ceremony that took place in Steinbach. 

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