Caribbean Flava Summa Lime “A Fun Filled Family Day”, in its 10th year, and now at Wildwood Park, area B (Mississauga) welcomes the Ontario Science Centre’s traveling exhibit to engage young minds.
The “Summa Lime” is staged annually as one of the events hosted by The Caribbean Children Foudnation to raise funds for the TCCF to meet its mandate of assisting critically ill children.
Highlights of the Science Centre’s exhibit include:
- · Zoetrope- making paper strip animations
- · Mini-motor movement machines- create moving mini-units using batteries and everyday objects
- · Computer software- shows aging up to 70 years under different conditions, smoking, no sunscreen and others
- · Human torso or the cloth model of the digestive system- kids can explore how wonderfully they are made
- · Backyard pentathlon- gets kids to be active with ‘competitive’ activities that show how fast, how high, how agile, how flexible they can be
- · Ear guitar- music making with string and vibrations
The Science Centre experience is about exploring possibilities, what you can do, what you can make and even, who you can be.
Also new at the Summa Lime this year is a Silent Auction with bountiful product baskets courtesy of Grace Kennedy, Mr. Goudas and others.
David Record, a Canadian hip hop artist /rapper of international renown will grace the entertainment stage. Known for creating the theme song for The Herbert H. Carnegie Future Aces Foundation, Record is currently working on his new album. Also joining the stage will be Stanley Mann’s chutney vibes and talent from the Maya Shakti Dance Company and Rajkumarie Academy of Dance along with many others.
The Barbecue Tent, another key area is complete with a loyal following of “grill masters” to prepare barbecued items for sale. Exotic beverages donated by CGS Foods will keep over 50 volunteers and event patrons hydrated.
This year’s Student Volunteers hail from GTA Secondary Schools and the McMaster Association of West Indian Students. They will work in tandem with the event coordinator to assist in a variety of areas to include stage management, grounds keeping, and food service, to ensure a smooth event and develop skill sets. Letters will be provided for service portfolios.
Sponsors include Decoma (Plastocoat Division of Magma), the Brij Team – REMAX West, New Zealand and Australian Lamb Company Ltd., and Avision Construction.
TCCF, established in 2000 as a registered Canadian charity (#86398 5726 RR0001), is mandated to assist poor children from the Caribbean, suffering from life-threatening ailments for which no treatment is available in their home country to receive treatment in and out of Canada at hospitals such The Hospital For Sick Children.
So far, TCCF has assisted 56 children from the Caribbean, including Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and Trinidad & Tobago, and has raised and paid out over one million dollars for their care.
TCCF is managed and run entirely by volunteers, and continues to have a significant impact on ensuring a second chance or improved quality of life for Caribbean children.
The annual Summa Lime takes place on August 17 at Wildwood Park, Area B, and admission is just $5.00. For more information, please call 905-840-5369.