This weekend was filled with fun and games and kids as I volunteered with the Writers' Exchange at their mini-golf fundraiser supporting literacy programming for inner-city kids. Each of the nine holes had a different literary theme, ranging from Max from Where the Wild Things Are, to Harry Potter, to the popular "Piggie and Elephant" books from Mo Willems. Our course had one exciting variation from a typical putt-putt course however, and that was that each hole had a secret trivia questions, that if answered correctly, would allow each member of the team to subtract one point from their score for that hole.
On Friday night, we held a tournament for sponsors, friends, and families, which was won by our talented friends at Juice Truck, and on Saturday and Sunday, our course was open to the public as a pay-what-you-can (or free!) drop-in event. We also had a button-making station for kids (I was lucky enough to receive TWO gifted handmade buttons from some of the awesome kids I work with weekly - below,) a photo station, and a large selection of our awesome kid-made published books available for sale, including the popular colouring book, choose your own adventure book, and Vancouver tour guide.
A big thank you to all the other volunteers who came out, the teams who participated in the Friday night tournament, the AMAZING team of volunteers from Home Depot who helped build each of the holes, and most of all, to the incredible kids and their families who joined us this weekend. I feel very lucky to have been able to hang out with them all this weekend!
For more photos from the event (and of all the other exciting things we get up to at Writers' Exchange, visit the Instagram page. For more info about volunteering, donating, or registration, visit the website.