The room I stayed in, The Wedgewood, looked as if it should have been roped off in a museum.
The breakfast was delicious and got me off to an energetic start at Cornerstone Christian School. Here's what I saw when I entered the school's art room to set up:
Many students had made fun little pillows and stuffed creatures inspired by my books! Aren't they adorable?
After this terrific visit, I dashed off to the Moose Jaw Public Library where I presented to two local school groups. We were joined by some parents and toddlers, enthusiastic crafters one and all!
The day ended with a fun afternoon at Ecole St. Margaret where I presented to another lovely and creative bunch of students.
On the last day of my tour, I had the pleasure of presenting in Mortlach at a small, rural school where the total number of students is between 50 and 60. They were wonderful! Then for my final visit of the tour, I drove about an hour and a half to Hodgeville.
Hodgeville prides itself on being the coyote capital of Canada . I didn't see any coyotes but the students assured me that they see them regularly! The teachers had declared that the day of my visit should be "Dress-up as your favourite storybook character day." So, I had the fun experience of presenting to Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Anne of Green Gables, robots, pirates, and other cute characters. A creative way to end my tour.
As I drove back to the Regina airport, I felt so happy and grateful for the privilege of meeting so many fantastic Saskatchewanians! I also felt lighter: I had given out at least 7500 buttons!
I'll be back soon with part two of my trip to Western Canada.
All the best,