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Celebrating Our Grands is an annual celebration celebrated after Children's Day, that aims to instil family values in our young, and encourage them to show appreciation for their Grandparents or elderly extended family members (such as Grandaunts or Granduncles).
This year, Families for Life is organising a Book Cover design contest with the theme – “Grand Stories of Singapore”. We hope that through this contest, we can encourage you to pen down your favourite recollection of your grandparents, design a book cover, and eventually present it as a token of appreciation to your Grands and/or extended older family members.
Your Grands and the Seniors in our community deserve their very own Book Cover!
Designing a book cover has never been this easy and fun! Follow these 5 steps and design away!
Step 1: Select any template.
Step 2: Upload a favourite photo of your grands or choose an illustration that represents them.
Step 3: Add the Title of your artwork and Author’s Name.
Step 4: Start designing your Book Cover with your preferred font or sticker graphics.
Step 5: Download your Book Cover, and upload your entry on the Facebook contest post here or Instagram. Do also include a short caption of up to 100 words about your grand.
Lastly, do remember to tag @familiesforlife.sg on Facebook or @familiesforlife on Instagram and hashtag #CelebratingOurGrands #FFLGrandStories2020 on your post to join our contest. All posts must be public for the Organiser’s review.
FFL Tip: Use the design tool on a desktop computer for a better design experience!
After you have designed your Grand Story Book Cover, share them with us on our Facebook contest post (posted on Sat 3 Oct 2020) or on your Instagram. Stand to win a weekend staycation from One Farrer Hotel, FotoHub evouchers or FoodPanda evouchers.
Simply follow these simple steps to participate:
1. Post your entry on our #CelebratingOurGrands #FFLGrandStories2020 Facebook contest post here
or on your own Instagram page, featuring your creation of the #CelebratingOurGrands Book Cover design for your Grands. Write a short caption to share your personal story about your grand, or simply an appreciation message to them. You can use any of the design templates and graphics provided on our design tool site or create your very own from scratch.
2. Tag @familiesforlife.sg on Facebook or @familiesforlife on Instagram and hashtag #CelebratingOurGrands #FFLGrandStories2020 on your contest post entry.
3. Set your profile and/or contest post entry to public.
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For all you creative experts, let your ingenuity flow. Download our source file in PDF. Show us what you can do or print out our template for your kids to doodle freely.
Remember to post your entry on our Facebook contest post or on your Instagram page, tag us @familiesforlife.sg on Facebook or @familiesforlife on Instagram and hashtag #CelebratingOurGrands #FFLGrandStories2020 to join in our contest to win cool family prizes!
Look out for our #CelebratingOurGrands ‘Do You Remember’ quiz on Facebook page on Sat 10 Oct, 7.30pm. Partner with your Grands for the answers to win a weekend staycation from Capri by Fraser Changi Point 🏨 or FoodPanda eVouchers 🍔!
We are also collaborating with well-known Singaporean illustrator, Ah Guo 阿果 , who specially designed 3 special pieces of artwork each to depict the special relationships between grandchildren and their grandparents. These artworks are also part of the design templates in the Book Cover design tool.
Download the colouring sheets to colour your own version of these lovely grandparents and grandchildren scenes.
The Amazing Bird Whisperer
The Great Durian Connoisseur
The Grand Taichi Master
Or download these beautiful coloured versions and add them to your own Book Cover design or create your personalised postcards and greeting cards with them!
Fri 9 Oct 2020
2pm – 3.30pm
Online via Zoom
Free. Register online
Join us for our 5x10x15 series which features 10 seniors over 5 sessions, with each senior sharing 15 minutes about what brings them joy and gives them purpose in their lives.
(This programme will be conducted in Chinese.)
59 year-old Mr. Su Ming Tong has had an avid interest in the arts since young. He met with an antique collector by chance which triggered an interest in him about antiques and calligraphy works. Let him introduce to you his personal journey of discovery into the captivating world of antiques.
Volunteering at the Prisons Bookclub
Mr. Tang Pu Guang is a volunteer teacher at the Xin Zhi Book-Reading Club and a seasons counsellor. The Xin Zhi Book-Reading Club was established in 1997. Besides conducting book-reading sessions for its members, it started to use book-reading as a vehicle to promote reading to the wider community. Mr. Tang will share with you his experiences while conducting book-reading sessions for prison inmates.
(for seniors aged 50 and above)
Sat 10 Oct 2020
10am - 12pm
Free. Register online
Is there an expiry date on volunteerism? Is volunteering only for energetic students and young adults to be engaged in worthy causes and expand their networks? The mind-blowing sharing by speakers from all walks of life will convince even a sceptic on why volunteering in one’s golden years is a way to leave a legacy and enhance one’s social capital. Join us to be inspired to take the first small step in impacting lives and benefiting from it!
3pm - 5pm
Free. Register online
Join us in an exciting session to debunk stereotypes of mature workers and explore a myriad of opinions and strategies to counter ageism in the workplace and society at large from a panel of distinguished local and overseas speakers from the 3 P (People, Public and Private) Sectors and the academia. There will also be an opportunity for participants to exchange views and ideas around the sharing in small breakout groups and walk away with tangible knowledge and tools to equip oneself sufficiently when faced with ageism.
11am - 12pm
Free. Register online
Note: Registration is only approved if your myLibraryID is verified.
Description of programme
Join the FAST Heroes on their mission to teach the world about stroke and how to conquer the Evil Clot. In this virtual storytelling session, venture with Timmy on his journey to learn how to tell the signs of stroke and the key to remembering them! The FAST Heroes need your help. Are you ready to be a FAST Hero too?
The programme is conducted by the Singapore National Stroke Association and is suitable for children aged 7-10 and their parents.
Participants will need to prepare the following for the programme:
Drawing block/A4 Paper