Christmas came early for those who participated in the ActiveSG Happy Feet 2014 at Sengkang on 13 December. (Photo by VoxSports)
The event was held in a carnival style and aims to promote family bonding and interaction through keeping healthy and volunteering for social causes.
In line with its theme, dance exercises like Zumba and Piloxing (below) were also performed on stage, with the public asked to join in and exercise to the high tempo music.
(Photo by VoxSports)
Our Southeast Asian (SEA) Games 2015 mascot, Nila, was also present at the event while registrants were given a chance to “Make-A-Nila” for our SEA Games 2015 medalists.
SEA Games mascot, Nila. (Photo by VoxSports)
Many groups of family came together in their sport attires, getting ready to sweat it out together while some parents decided to spend time with their children in sewing and designing their handmade Nila.
Kids got a chance to make their very own Nila stuffed toy. (Photo by VoxSports)
“Today’s event was fun. It's nice, especially when you can bring your family and kids and involved them in activities together. So I think it's a good community event,” 40-year-old participant Natasha Hogan said.
“We always get ourselves involved if there’s any sports activities and we’ve participated in countless event organised by Sport Singapore.
Family bonding was not found only within the participants, but within the volunteer ranks as well.
Mother and son; Grace Kee, 50 and Elson Kee, 15, both volunteered as Santa Clauses and it galvanised both parties to see the smiles on the faces of the people they served.
Mother and son; Grace Kee (second from left), 50, and Elson Kee (far left), 15, both volunteered as Santa Clauses at the event. (Photo by Samuel Lim/ Sport Singapore)
“I’m very proud to be given the opportunity to do this. We really enjoyed ourselves and we enjoyed seeing the young and old all joining in the fun,” Mrs Kee said.
Another parent-child volunteer pair was also spotted, with Kathy Chan convincing her mum to sign up as a volunteer for the first time.
“My experience was very fulfilling and wonderful. Through volunteering, I made a lot of friends and got to know more about SportSG. I had a lot of fun as well,” Chan said.
“I also learnt things like, sportsmanship from the participants and how to respect each other through events like this,” the 18-year-old added.
“I shared my voluntary experience with my mum and she was interested, so we decided to come and volunteer today,” Chan added.