Free and Fun! Here are some great events for kids and their families happening this summer in Hastings Sunrise! 

Volunteer Jade Spencer-Tam demonstrates the sled pull; Volunteer Steven Chan at the push-up station

After three years of Covid limitations, the HSCPC’s outreach program is back in full swing. Our staff and volunteers are thrilled about joining numerous events this summer, connecting with community members and providing information about safety and crime prevention. Of course, our popular Mini-POPAT* for kids (see below) will have a comeback as well! Bring your whole family – all of Hastings Sunrise’s summer events make for a lot of fun!

Nina Kreis, coordinator, Hastings Sunrise CPC

Franklin School Association presents:

Franklin Community Gathering Come check out the Mini-POPAT*, face painting, balloon twisting, and games. BBQ by donation or feel free to bring your own picnic! Fun for all ages! Located at Franklin Elementary School, 250 Skeena St.

Saturday June 24 – 4 to 7 PM

Thunderbird Community Centre presents:

Thunderbird Summer Kick-Off Kick off the summer with golfing, face painting, meeting Firefighters, and the Mini-POPAT*, 2311 Cassiar St., in the gravel field behind Thunderbird Community Centre

Thursday June 29 – 1 to 3 PM

Hastings Community Centre presents:

Hastings Summer Fun!! Games, BBQ, bouncy castle, live entertainment, and much more! Located at the grassy area of Hastings Community Centre Building (beside spray park), 3096 East Hastings St.

Sunday July 9 – 11 AM to 2PM

Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House presents:

Harvest Festival Come see the famous veggie contest, live music, information booths, vendors, snacks, and door prizes. Located at Clinton Park, 2690 Grant Street

Thursday August 31 – 10 AMto 2 PM


*Mini POPAT is a child-sized version of the Police Officers Physical Abilities Test, which is used to test and train Vancouver Police Department personnel to ensure they can meet the rigorous demands of the job.

The POPAT is a timed obstacle course that requires the candidate to run, jump, climb stairs, do push-ups and sit-ups, and push and pull heavy weights. It must be completed within four minutes. See a video on the VPD website under “VPD Recruiting” or check it out on YouTube.