Sarnia’s Children’s Animal Farm remains a jewel in City’s crown

Support from Seaway Kiwanis Club has sustained programs over the years

Shirley Robson, a visitor from Texas, found at least one new friend when she visited the Children's Animal Farm at Canatara Park on May 22, 2016.

In Canatara Park lies the Children’s Animal Farm, where childhood memories are made. For over 50 years (52 to be exact), the Seaway Kiwanis Club has provided and cared for Sarnia’s foremost and most-visited attraction.

In spring 1964, the Park Farm, as it was originally known, opened their doors with its first residents being a goat named Grand-ma and a pony named Suzie. The farm later added Guinea pigs, pigs, donkeys, and additional goats.

The Seaway Kiwanis Club has been the largest benefactor since the opening, donating half a million dollars. The club’s purpose to serve and improve the lives of children in the Sarnia-Lambton area as well as around the world.

The Children’s Animal Farm also hosts special events such as Easter on the Farm and Christmas on the Farm. These events include hay rides, train rides, delicious food, crafts, and other fun activities for all ages.

A child will make long-lasting memories here with family and new animal friends. It is an educational experience and a fun adventure to see the animals up close and personal.

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