Thunderbird Arena was host to Lace Up for Family Day this past Sunday as UBC REC staff and families involved with Rare Disease Foundation got together for an afternoon of arts and crafts, games and ice skating.
Most of the kids went straight for the [Nintendo] Wii,” joked Mack Irving, a member of the REC staff. Tables were set up on the concourse around the ice surface where kids were able to make crafts and play board games with their parents as well as REC employees.
The promotional event, a precursor to the upcoming Lace Up for Kids, was one of many with which Rare Disease Foundation is involved. It also served as an opportunity for the event’s organizers and volunteers to meet the children and families that they will potentially be helping through their efforts. Read more at The Point.