Saturday, April 16

SPRING FLING - Volunteer and/or Donate!

SPRING FLING is fast approaching –
WE NEED YOUR HELP to make it happen!

This is our 16th Annual Fundraiser to financially support all Dickens students for field trips, activities and classroom supplies.

Please sign up to VOLUNTEER and/or DONATE!


Working with other parents on Spring Fling is a great way to get involved and support ALL our children. We need over 200 volunteers to bring this event to life!  Most shifts are 1 to 1.5 hrs onsite on Thursday June 2, from 4 to 8p.m. or a few hours prior to the event.

Contact Mariko Kish at to volunteer or ask questions about the following areas:  
  • Promoting the event
  • Silent Auction Canvassing
  • Set-Up or Tear Down
  • Silent Auction
  • 50/50 Raffle
  • Art Wall
  • Bake Sale
  • Cake Walk
  • Cotton Candy
  • Dunk Tank
  • Face Painting
  • Food Tent
  • Games
  • Plants
  • Photo Booth
  • Photography
  • Reptile Room
  • Recycling/Garbage


Calling all Professionals
Are you a Lawyer/Notary, Architect, Interior Designer, Bookkeeper/Accountant, Therapist, Dentist, Nutritionist, Naturopath, Hair Dresser, Landscaper, Musician or another Specialist? Can you donate 1-2 hours of your services as a Silent Auction item? Or do you perhaps own a business providing a service that would benefit our parent community? Then we want to hear from YOU! 

Support our kids by helping us raise auction funds and generate new customers. Contact Kasimir Kish at if you’d like to donate or have questions. 

Secure Donations from Local Businesses
Prior to June 2, our Silent Auction team needs canvassers to get donations from local businesses in the area for the auction. Canvassing is a vital role as it contributes to a significant part of our fundraising! Think you can help? Contact Kasimir Kish at

“Made It” Donations
Knitting, Crocheting, Sewing, Quilting, Jams & Jellies, Basket weaving, Jewellery & Bead-work, Cards, Ornaments, Candles, Soaps and Woodwork. We welcome any home-made handiwork. Click here for more info Contact: Kerryn Williams,

“Art Wall” Donations
Paintings, Sketches, Sculptures, Ceramics, Pottery and Photographs. We welcome artworks from hobbyists and professionals. Click here for more info  Contact: Tamara Cotton,

Calling all Bakers!
We need your delicious cookies, pastries, brownies and other baked goods to sell at the Fling. Contact: Nashlisha Thony,

“Cake Walk” Donations
It’s a hugely popular event with the kids but it needs cakes from our community! Contacts:  Amanda
and Rossana

Plant Donations 
Buy new or pull from your garden! The more we have, the more we can sell back to our community. Contact: Nicole Nozick,

Please share this info with friends and family who may also be able donate their professional services, handiwork, artwork, baking and plants - Thank you! 

All proceeds will benefit Dickens students at both the Main & Annex. 


Promote the Fling & Spread the Word
The more people we have in attendance, the more funds we can raise for our kids! We need help to distribute posters and flyers at specific locations in our surrounding neighbourhoods. Contact: Leone

Join us on Social Media!
It's an easy way for you to send your friends & family some info about SPRING FLING and to invite them out to our event on Thursday, June 2 from 4 to 8p.m. Like our page here on Facebook and follow us here on Instagram to receive our fun news updates and Silent Auction sneak peeks! Remember to share your photos with us at #dickensspringfling

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