Who taught children at Lynn Valley – Sea to Sky Heritage Fair? Parents should know.

Special place in hell for those who harm children and animals

Parents with young children should know who is teaching their children at local festivals, art classes, or other public events. But does a parent really know who their children are meeting?

For that matter, how much research on instructors do festival organizers, art class organizers, or other public bodies do before entrusting children to the people they’ve hired?

I believe parents have the right to know who is teaching their child or children, and believe parents should be clearly told by organizers who the instructors are. Far too many times I’ve seen events listed without the name of the instructor.

It would be best for all concerned if public event organizers advertised the names of instructors or participants at public events so parents know with whom their children are coming into contact.

For example, on May 10, 2013, the Lynn Valley Main Library and Village the Sea-to-Sky Heritage Fair was held. One of the events was Heritage Hat making. No name was given.

The person conducting the Heritage Hat making may be good at what he/she does, but what does a parent know about that person?  How does a parent find out who is teaching their child or children if no names are given?

Would a parent feel any different about their child/children being taught Heritage Hat making if the person doing the instruction was a known dog-killer and liar?

Would a parent feel any different about the person teaching their child/children if a parent knew a letter to the BCSCPA warned them of a dog-killer who lied to veterinarian in order to have a family pet put down?

Perhaps such knowledge wouldn’t make a difference to a parent. Perhaps such knowledge wouldn’t make a difference to an event organized by a public body for something like the Sea-to-Sky Heritage Fair.

Maybe this year the Sea-to-Sky Heritage Fair organizers didn’t hire a known dog-killer and liar named Liz Summerfield, who also teaches puppetry, puppet making, papier mache, and other arts related crafts around BC, for this Heritage Hat making session. But how would a parent know if an organization doesn’t advertise who the instructors are?

The Sea-to-Sky Heritage Fair hired Liz in 2012, so perhaps they hired her again. Who knows?

I urge all parents to contact event organizers and ask them who is teaching their children if the instructors name is not known. I also urge parents to google an instructors name before allowing your children to attend public events.

It is only with full disclosure, of instructors or participants, by the organizers of an event that a parent can make a decision as to who to entrust their child or children.

Parents, Children, Libraries, and Reading

Parents of minor children have a special relationship with libraries. Most believe libraries are very important for their children and provide extra resources that are not
available at home. Parents are also more likely than other adults to use libraries for
services ranging from book borrowing to accessing the internet to attending classes and events – and mothers are considerably more engaged with libraries than fathers.
 This is according to a recent Pew Internet Report by Carolyn Miller, Research Consultant, Pew Internet Project; Kathryn Zickuhr, Research Analyst, Pew Internet Project; Lee Rainie, Director, Pew Internet Project; and Kristen Purcell, Associate Director for Research, Pew Internet Project.
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You may read/download the full report from Pew at this link.

Place Maillardville hosts dog killer as instructor.

Would you want your child attending a workshop given by a dog killer, thief, and a liar?

See Place des Arts dog killer articles here, here, and here.  BCSPCA letter here.

Place Maillardville supports a known liar and dog killer:

Place Maillardville hosts a free lantern workshop, from 1 to 3 p.m., with guest artist Liz Summerfield. The lanterns will be used in a ceremony, Light up the Square – a Lantern Affair – on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 4: 30 to 7: 30 p.m. This is a registered program (no drop-ins). To register, call 604-933-6166 or drop by Place Maillardville at 1200 Cartier Ave. in Coquitlam.

Liz may be welcomed by various community centers, festivals and art camps to teach children, and parents may well want her to teach their children, moreover, even readers of this post may see nothing wrong with a woman who lies and kills an innocent animal teaching their children. I just feel that, as a public service to parents, they have the right to know something about the people who are teaching their children and I suggest parents Google the names of those teaching or instructing their children as a precaution.
Stop cruelty to animals. Support your local animal rights organization. No family pet needs to die for the personal profit of anyone.

Is a woman who had an animal killed fit to teach?

What makes a good instructor? What makes a bad instructor? Is it attitude? Is it ability?

What do parents need to know about instructors their child or children meet?

Would a woman who lied to a veterinarian in order to have an animal killed be the kind of person you want teaching your child or children?

Liz Summerfield  is presenting a lantern workshop  at Place Des Arts in Coquitlam on November 21. Many years ago during our divorce she took my dog to the South Burnaby Veterinary Clinic and had him killed.

Date: 11/21/2010 – 11/21/2010
Time: 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam, BC V3K 1G2

Light up the Square: A Lantern Affair by making your very own lantern with Liz Summerfield.