Monday, March 29, 2010

Easter on Gabriola

I spent last night with a group of Gabriola moms carefully using a kistka and hot wax on eggs to make each of my kids a Ukrainian Easter Egg (Pysanky). Lesley Standerwick comes from a Ukrainian background and set up her house as a Psyanky work space, she had laid out all the materials and had jars of beautiful dyes set up for us. This was the first time I had dipped Easter eggs in anything other than food coloring, and I'm excited to be giving these to the kids on Easter- maybe it will be a new family tradition.
I'm now full tilt in the Easter spirit, and getting the kids ready for the free community Easter Egg Hunt. For the past 10 years, Coast Realty (Gabriola) has been organizing and running this event, helping the Easter bunny hide as much as 10,000 sweets in the grass. This year the Rod, Gun & Conservation club will be hosting and organizing the event. It will be held at the Gabriola Commons and will start at 1pm sharp, the big change is that it will be held on SUNDAY instead of Saturday. Hope to see you with your basket full on April 4th !

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