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BGC Williams Lake Street Party a festive affair

The event ended with a fun water fight

Cotton candy, bouncy castles and an epic water fighter were just part of the fun at the BGC Williams Lake Club’s 21st Annual Street Party.

Fourth Avenue South in Williams Lake was closed from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. as the party was underway Wednesday, Aug. 30.

Club manager Krista Harvey said the street party is always a great way to build community with various first responders on hand to meet children. It’s also a fun way to wrap up summer.

A donation bin was on site where donations could be made to BGC’s youth food bank which is low on many items including tooth brushes.

Harvey said BGC is open 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, offering supports and services to 620 youth last year. Currently the club averages about 10 kids per night, who come to hang out at the club, have dinner and partake in activities.

Brooke LeRoy worked as a summer leader for the club and said she had a great experience.

“It’s been life changing, It’s been one of the best summers ever. I’ve met so may people,” LeRoy said, adding she enjoys watching the youth grow and achieve their goals.

Next up for the bgc is the annual haunted house. Anyone wishing to get involved can attend the next planning meeting Sept. 26 at 4:30 p.m. at BGC.

Angie Mindus

About the Author: Angie Mindus

I began my journalism career in daily and weekly newspapers in Alberta.
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