Representatives from the Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake Tianna Goddard (left)

Representatives from the Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake Tianna Goddard (left)

Activities planned for Youth Week

Many activities are planned to celebrate Youth Week in Williams Lake taking place May 1 to 7.

Many activities are planned to celebrate Youth Week in Williams Lake taking place May 1 to 7.

“Youth week is an opportunity for communities to come together and celebrate their youth and show the youth how proud they are of them,” said Linda Bingham, Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake program services leader, during a presentation to city council where she asked the city to officially proclaim youth week.

“If we show our youth how proud we are, then in turn they will show pride in their communities.”

For the last two years the Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and several other organizations in the community have been coming together to put on youth celebrations.

Some of the events planned include a ball hockey tournament organized by the RCMP and Punky Lake Wilderness Camp Society.

Other events planned include a youth program service provider fair put on by School District 27 and the Child Youth Mental Health Collaborative. There will be a barbecue, an open mic night at the boys and girls club youth centre, and a performance at Lake City Secondary by Project Soul — hip-hop group from Vancouver.

“We are going to have a prevention event at the high school and the students at the school will decide what topic is going to be covered and we will help co-ordinate it with the youth,” Bingham said.

Another event at the high school will be a collaboration with the suicide and sudden death committee.

“There will be more,” Bingham said, noting anyone willing to volunteer is asked to contact her at the Williams Lake Boys and Girls Club 250-392-5734.