Kinder Korner's Family BBQ Day on Saturday raised $1,400 and that gets them a little closer to their goal of $500,000. 

Executive Director Dana Cyrenne says it’s important to hold community events, and it’s a bonus to raise money at the same time. 

“We’re hoping to open a new centre because there's just no childcare around for families. And as the article stated earlier, we have over 400 preschool children alone on our wait list, it's probably closer to 470 now.” 

She notes Kinder Korner Early Learning Centre’s waiting list has over 200 infants as well as school-aged children.

Stacey Chigol and Dana Cyrenne standing beside a BBQ.Stacey Chigol and Dana Cyrenne (right) at the Kinder Korner Family BBQ Day on Saturday.

Cyrenne dreams of having enough childcare space in Steinbach to adequately accommodate the demand for this growing city. 

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“We’re trying to be proactive to see what we can do to help the families.” 

Childcare is an important part of the economy, she says. 

“People want to work, but if they can’t get (child)care, how do they work?” 

Cyrenne says they are fully staffed and would like to hire more people, but there just isn’t enough space to allow for growth. 

She is determined to help the community get another childcare centre, and encourages people to watch for more fundraising events to help make the dream become a reality. 

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