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Children out on own show
End of summer camp features performance for parents

Sarah Ladik
Northern News Services
Thursday, August 27, 2015

Despite extending the fun an extra week, participants at Camp Kivuni program put on their end of season show Aug. 21, to much appreciation and applause.

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Carson Scott, left, and Cody Wainman have a mock sword fight during their performance Aug. 21 for the end of season talent show at Camp Kivuni. - Sarah Ladik/NNSL photos

"It's all kids' choice," said Candice Cockney, the co-ordinator for the camp.

"It's talent week, and we sat all the kids down and they came up with their ideas, they created their costumes and masks, everything."

Children were divided into three groups, with the five and six-year-olds performing a piece about Old MacDonald's farm, but with a twist. Instead of pigs and cows, this farm was home to unicorns, sharks and wolves.

The seven-and eight-year -olds performed a dramatic re-enactment of Monkeys on the Bed, with several monkeys making the most of the occasion to wow the crowd of family and friends with their well-choreographed tumbles off the proverbial mattress.

For Winnie Lennie, one of the monkeys, the best part of the talent show was wearing her pyjamas to camp on Aug. 21.

For Muria McDonald, it was the chance to put on a show with her fellow campers.

"The best was when we all worked together," McDonald said.

"When we all sat down and brainstormed what we wanted to do."

Camper Morgan Young agreed, saying he liked best how everyone worked together to make the talent show a big success.

The oldest group of children put on a Minecraft-themed skit, complete with elaborate costumes and a sword fight.

"Because it's their own ideas, it means that much more to them," said Cockney.

"They worked really hard and really well to make this show happen. They were so creative, we just helped with the supplies and some


Cockney also said it was great to see children who were typically shy come out of their shells.

"Even some of the younger group who are really shy were up there bouncing around and having a great time," she said.

"It was a fun project and a great show. The kids did so good."

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