Communities Island-wide celebrate National Child Day

Participants in the 2018 National Child Day parade

Communities across Prince Edward Island will come together on November 20 to recognize National Child Day and celebrate children.

This date marks a special celebration of the rights of all children, including the rights to good health, good education, protection from harm, to be proud of their heritage and beliefs and to be included.

“All children deserve the best start in life and we must all work together and play our part to ensure children are safe and supported in every way as they grow, learn and develop. Thank you to the Early Childhood Development Association and early childhood centres and families across the province for organizing many great events to celebrate this special day.”
   - Education and Lifelong Learning Minister Brad Trivers. 

Here are some of the activities planned for November 20: 

  • Charlottetown will host its annual National Child Day Parade at 10 a.m. beginning in front of the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel. From there, children will march up Kent Street and turn onto Great George Street, finishing behind the George Coles building. The parade will be marshaled by Minister Brad Trivers.  
  • The Summerside National Child Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the Causeway Bay Hotel. The parade will move down Central Street, onto Water Street, back up Summer Street and cross over at Town Hall to end back at the hotel. 
  • In Souris, the parade will leave Eastern Kings Early Learning Academy at 10 a.m. and proceed one block down Main Street and then over to Colville Manor.  Approximately 50 to 60 children are expected to participate.
  • In Bloomfield, children from Wee the West Childcare Centre will be parading through the field to the Industrial Park Mall. They will be including their 36 children and eight staff, along with parents. Once they return to the centre, they will participate in special activities to celebrate each other.
  • Magic Moments Child Care in Tignish will start their parade at the Church at 1 p.m. and walk down the main street.  They have invited kindergarten classes and Kids West to join them. They expect more than 50 children to participate.

Many other community partners across the Island will be celebrating National Child Day in their own unique ways.


Media contact:
Jean Doherty    
Department of Education and Lifelong Learning
902 314 5702

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