‘Under the Sea’ event especially for children

Friday October 13, 2017 Written by Published in Local
This Tereora College student helped Rotaract members create some fantastic decorations for the Junior Spring Ball which will be held tomorrow. 17101221 This Tereora College student helped Rotaract members create some fantastic decorations for the Junior Spring Ball which will be held tomorrow. 17101221

Rotaract Cook Islands will be holding a school holiday event for children tomorrow at the Aotearoa Centre in Tupapa Maraerenga.


The Under the Sea Junior Spring Ball is for children from age five to 12 years and will be held from 5.30pm to 8pm.

Rotaract president Harriet Tuara-Strickland said the annual event was always hosted at this time of year.

She said club members tried to keep the event fresh and exciting by having a new theme each year, giving parents and children an opportunity to create some really creative and “awesome” costumes.

“This year, we decided to dive ‘Under the Sea’ to see what awesome characters we’ll find on Saturday.

“Rotaract is very excited to be bringing this event to our Rarotonga community again,” Tuara-Strickland said.

Participating children are expected to come dressed up as their favourite water-themed cartoon character, giving them plenty of scope for creativity.

There are some great prizes up for grabs, along with the chance to become prom king and queen, prince and princesses, best theme-dressed and best dancer at the ball.

Tuara-Strickland said the club had been fortunate each year to receive tremendous support from the local community in making the ball successful.

“We would like to especially thank the students and teachers of Te Manga Anau CG from Tereora College for devoting their time and efforts towards creating some fantastic decorations for the Ball,” she said.

“This was part of their community service initiative.

“All our ball entrants can look forward to meeting some of our Under the Sea superstars such as SpongeBob and Patrick the Star, Nemo and his friends and other colourful characters that will be present.”

Tuara-Strickland also thanked the committee of the Aotearoa Centre for allowing them to use the facility to present the event.

“We’d also like to say a “meitaki maata” to the following businesses which have also come onboard to support us this year:Kuki Tag Adventures, Perfumes of Rarotonga, Puzzled in Paradise, Eliza at VIP Hair and Malina Latham of Sweet Sensations.

“Our prize winners will have their cups full of awesome goodies, thanks to our kind sponsors.”

Tickets to the Junior Spring Ball are on sale for $10 each and are running out fast.

“There will also be door sales available for those who have miss out on ticket sales,” Tuara-Strickland said.

For updates on the Spring Ball, visit the Rotaract Rarotonga Facebook page.

For further information on the event you can also contact Tuara on 74311 or secretary Rima Moeka’a, or treasurer Pauline Dean on 71002.      


5.30pm - Invited sea creatures and beings arrive “Hauling in a lolly bag on arrival”.

5.50pm Ice breaker - “I have been longfin for some company” hula with letters.

6pm - Opening prayer.

6.05pm - President welcoming remarks and speech, order of the evening, house rules, 6.10pm Grace for Nibbles, snacks. “You just got schooled” dance battle, “trolling sea creatures: engage for some fun bites, Children will be in their age groups (under 5, under 8, under 12). Each station should involve at least 20 minutes. 6.30pm Bait 1, 7pm Bait 2, 7.30pm Bait 3, 7.45pm - “I didn’t do it on porpoise.” Special awards, Crowning of prince, princess, queen and king, 8pm closing prayer. and “You really hooked them in” ice block on departure.

Age group games: Three stations (need three volunteers). Under 5: Musical chairs, pass the parcel, ring-a-ring, treasure hunt, tug of war. Under 8: Musical chairs, three-legged race, tug of war, treasure hunt. Under 12: Musical chairs, capture the flag, Red Rover, three-legged race, tug of war.

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