June 22, 2012
Huronia Museum will once again be holding our Decorate Your Own T-shirt event on Canada Day. As we have for the last two years we will have blank shirts available for kids to decorate and make themselves a souvenir of Canada 2012 in Little Lake Park. We are able to offer this event thanks, almost entirely, to our very generous sponsors. this year we would like to give thanks to Burger Barr, Global Pet Food, Little Lake Galley, Tripp’s Paint and Decorating Shoppe, and our marquee sponsor Barber & Haskill. All the sponsor logos are placed on the back of the t-shirts along with the name and logo for our Summer Jam Day Camp.
This event has been very popular the last two years and is held on a first come, first serve basis. We will have everything set up along the side of the museum leading down into Little Lake Park. You can stop there on your way into the park to paint your shirt, hang it on our clothesline and pick it up again later. We will be up and running between 11:00AM and 2:00PM, or until the t-shirts run out, whichever comes first. Any t-shirts not picked up by that time will be held inside the museum until we close at 5:00PM.
The Decorate Your Own T-shirt event is paid by donation only and all proceeds go directly to support the activities of the Summer Jam Day Camp.
July 9, 2010
Little Lake Park is always tons of fun on Canada Day and this year I would like to think that Huronia Museum was a big part of that.
As advertisement for our Summer Jam Day Camp our counsellors arranged a special children’s activity. I had casually suggested that making Canada Day shirts with our campers might be a fun thing to do and Ashley Hern ran with the idea, making it bigger and better than anything I had imagined. She wrote letters and made phone calls to local businesses asking them to sponsor the purchase of 100 t-shirts for kids to paint and each sponsor would get their logo on the back of the shirt along with the Summer Jam logo.The response was great and we were able to buy all 100 t-shirts with the funds, as well as the fabric paint!
Six year old Meaghan Gaynor getting started on her t-shirt
So on Canada Day, Ashley and Dustin were outside offering free t-shirts to decorate and were overwhelmed by the response. They were so busy that the had to get extra help, add work table, and by 1:30 were completely out of shirts. This turned out to be a fantastic idea that drew attention to our camp and gave kids a fun memento of their Canada Day in the park.
Sister Lauren hard at work on her own shirt
Thank you so much to Ashley and Dustin for all their hard work, and thank you to our very generous sponsors whose contributions were the only reason we were able to see the idea through.
*Bank of Montreal
*Tom Smith Chevrolet
*Best Western Highland Inn
*Mink Insurance Services Limited
Next Canada Day we will be back with something even better.