Students and guests from Stettler enjoyed a fun evening as Valentine’s Day Winter Carnival was hosted by the junior and senior student union groups under the leadership of Shonna Burkard on Friday, Feb. 12 at the William E. Hay Stettler Secondary Campus.
“The student unions provided the bouncy castle and concession, and a member of the high school student union, Schubert Hernando organized the balloon animals’ event,” said Burkard.
The other events were put on by the following groups within the school, SADD – ‘Drunk in Love’ and ‘Bean Bag Toss’; FCS (Fellowship of Christian Students) – ‘Fishing in the Galilei’; Fine Arts Board – ‘Face Painting’ and ‘Minute to Win It’; Athletic Board – ‘Pong’; Y-CAT – ‘Photo Booth’ and Popcorn and Cotton Candy machines; Be the Change – ‘Cake Walk’ and Popcorn and Cotton Candy machines; Yearbook Committee – ‘Photo Scavenger Hunt; and Jazz Band – ‘Musical Chairs’.
According to Burkard, the idea to host this event came from their annual retreat in the fall where student union members put together a plan for the year’s events to be hosted by the group.
“The actual organization of the event started about a month back with getting the word out to other groups in the school to participate,” explained Burkard. “From then on most of the work happened in the two weeks prior to the evening of the carnival.”
Burkard said that although the evening started “slow”, people started coming in more numbers between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
“It was a greatly successful evening and ran smoothly with 20-25 students supervising and in charge of the various events,” she added. “The families that came through seemed to have a good time and the student groups did a fantastic job of running their events and everyone had a fun time.”