Crowds Attend How To Festival In Windsor

The annual How To Festival drew a crowd at the Fontainebleau Branch of the Windsor Public Library.

Fun and learning were the focus for the annual day that teaches kids and families everything from how to tie a knot, to performing CPR.

Sharon Bevington and her daughter Sabrina made their way to the library's location on Rivard Ave. from west-Windsor. Bevington says they attended last year's event and had to come back for more.

"I'm always looking for festivals and family events that we can do together," she says. "One of the reasons I like this one is that you can learn a number of things and the library does an amazing job of putting out books at each one so if you want to learn more then you know which library books go with each theme."

Bevington tells AM800 News having something for every age is a big plus.

"What I like is that it's a mix of families, kids, and adults. So, no matter what age you are you can come and do something fun and we get to do things together," says Bevington.

Bevington says the festival allows her to expose Sabrina to so many new things in the hopes she'll find a lifelong hobby and learn something to help her live a better life.

"Here we get to try things I wouldn't be able to teach her, so she can try knitting, she can try needle point and then it might be something she loves and then we know the resources we need to go on," she says.

Saturday's event featured more than 20 how to booths featuring topics like, how to perform a simple magic trick, get a good night's sleep, train your dog, and perform simple car maintenance.