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2017 Spring Kalamalka Caring Klown training workshop planned

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April 16, 2017 - 2:21 PM

With over 40 years of experience "clowning around" in the Okanagan Valley, Munga, Giggles and Gizmo know that a smile is a terrible thing to waste. 

Changing our world a little bit of fun at a time and these clowns want to share their smiles, humour, knowledge and interesting experiences with everyone. Laughter and happiness are so important particularly in the crazy world in which we live today. The role that clowns play in bringing happiness has been recognized by parents, teachers, physicians and care givers for years. So just in time for the busy spring and summer seasons of special events, festivals and fund raising efforts in the North Okanagan, these three happy Vernon clowns will present the 2017 Spring Kalamalka Caring Klowns training workshop. It is the only one of its kind in the Okanagan Valley, designed to help prospective clowns.  Learn how as a clown you can help make our community more caring, compassionate and empathetic with the heart to heart connection - one moment at a time, one person at a time, one heart at a time.

The 2-day program addresses the serious and fun aspects of therapeutic clowning: hospital protocols, clown etiquette and sensitivity, the benefits of laughter, respectful language, finding your own unique clown personality, making "your trademark" clown face and creating an appropriate clown costume. Participants learn how to make easy balloon animals, perform simple magic tricks, the basic art of puppetry and much more.

The Kalamalka Clowns’ Training workshop will take place on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM in the Education Rooms at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. Pre-registration is required before May 1.  Attendees will receive a training manual, beginner’s make-up kit, refreshments and some great surprises.  To reserve your space, or for more information, call Munga, (250) 549-1435, Giggles, 1-(250) 546-9976 or Gizmo, (250) 558-5923.

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