ONWA Easter Egg Hunt – An early and fun start to Easter


Easter Egg HuntTHUNDER BAY – The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) got an early start on Easter weekend celebrations this year. On Wednesday, April 4th, families came out to participate in Easter activities such as Easter egg decorating and an outdoor Easter egg hunt.

The Easter activities were organized by ONWA’s Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children program, which is designed to assist Aboriginal families in providing the best possible opportunities for the healthy development of children six years of age and under through family home visits, service coordination and referrals. ONWA delivers the program throughout Thunder Bay, as well as in Sioux Lookout, Geraldton, Ottawa, Napanee, and Hamilton.

ONWA Easter Egg Hunt
Chantal Boucher and her daughter Shyanne found a winning ticket in one of their Easter eggs.
In addition to service coordination and referrals, the Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children program hosts events such as the Easter celebrations as a way to bring families together within our community to help promote healthy lifestyles, bonding, growth and development, cultural teachings, and of course, fun!

“This was my first time coming out to one of ONWA’s events and it’s been great,” says Chantal Boucher, who brought her two-and-a-half year old daughter to the Easter egg hunt. “It’s really nice to come out and enjoy the activities, the food, the prizes, and the company. My daughter hasn’t started school yet so events like this are a great way for her to socialize with other children. So far, ONWA has been an excellent support for my daughter and I’m glad to be a part of it. I look forward to coming out for future events.”

For more information on the services, programs and events offered by the Ontario Native Women’s Association, please call 807-623-1104 or visit www.onwa-tbay.ca. You can also find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ONWA7.

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