The Portuguese Speaking Fathers Group at St. Christopher House is a group of fathers and their children, primarily between the ages of 0 to 6, that meet every other Saturday, and its central purpose is to enhance parental skills and strengthen the bond between fathers and their young children. The program has made a significant impact in the lives of the participating families by demonstrating the natural abilities of fathers and how important their role is to the success of the entire family.
The Portuguese Speaking Fathers Group Picnic BBQ event took place on July 6, 2013 at Coronation Park. We celebrated fathers’ accomplishments by bringing together fathers and their families in a day full of fun, sun and a great BBQ lunch. Many of the existing fathers of the group took an active role in organizing aspects of the (for instance, booking the park site, purchasing food and BBQ supplies, cooking the BBQ, helping with set-up and clean-up, as well as organizing/leading soccer and badminton games). One parent in particular led a wonderful magic show for us. He’s been doing magic for many years and he performed fun magic tricks for children and adults alike. This was a great way to showcase some of the talent and interests of the fathers and to engage new fathers in the group.
Brochures and flyers about the Father’s Group and resources about parenting and father involvement were distributed at the end of the picnic BBQ.
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