Have you got your blue band yet?
Is it PC (politically correct) for me to say that I am a little jealous over so much to do over the celebration of fathers? While Mother’s Day has come and gone with that ONE day of celebration, the nation is now dedicating a WHOLE month (30 days!) to celebrate daddies with deals and gifts.
Ok, I will not be a spoil sport. I love my dad and the father of my children is a really involved dad. FINE, LET’S CELEBRATE THEM!
Over 700,000 of this Dads for Life wristband in a special “My Dad for Life Kit” has been distributed to school children to give to their fathers. Inside the kit is also a Father’s Day card that the kiddos can personalize a message for their dads.
Another 150,000 kits will be distributed directly to fathers in the community. This nation-wide “Celebrating Fathers” initiative aims to acknowledge the importance of the roles that fathers and father figures play in the family and to encourage dads to play more active roles in parenting. (more on this in the next post).
Deals for Dads
The wristband is not just to look pretty on dads wrist. It will entitle fathers to exciting deals at over 200 merchant locations island-wide, including dining, shopping and fun activities. These deals are offered by over 40 community partners supporting the “Celebrating Fathers” initiative.
See, I’ve got my children’s father to “model” the wristband in this pic. Get it. Wear it.
Check out the deals for Dads on this LINK.
Spot The Dads
No, seriously. Get your dads to wear the wristband especially at these locations, on these dates and times! The Dads spotted wearing the blue wristband will receive a token of appreciation in recognition of their contributions to the families.
Volunteers from the Dads Spotting Community Movement will be out on the streets to spot fathers wearing the wristbands. Help get your dad spotted by taking your fathers to “Dads Spotting” events.
Dads Day Out
On the BIG DAY, 19th June (Father’s Day), bring dad to a special event called Dads’ Day Out held at the OCBC Square at the Singapore Sports Hub, where lots of fun-filled activities that promote father-child and family bonding are planned. There will also be stage games and appearances by favourite Mediacorp artistes. The event is FREE for all.
|19 June 2016
Singapore Sports Hub, OCBC Square
For more information on Dads Day Out, click HERE (this promotion has ended).
To round off the month-long celebrations, the Families for Life Council will organise a picnic on 25 June as a finale to the “Celebrating Fathers” initiative. So, mark these dates on your calendar and enjoy the month of June with your fathers.
Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful dads out there!!
Till our next post, love yourself, love one another.