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Big crowd for Family Street Party

An estimated 300 parents and children gathered at the Boys and Girls Club last week for the club’s annual Family Street Party.
Daetonah West (left)

An estimated 300 parents and children gathered at the Boys and Girls Club last week for the club’s annual Family Street Party and the club has more fun planned for kids and their families right through the year.

The free Family Street party Wednesday evening Aug. 26 included the first hot dog free, a bouncy castle, mask making, sparkle tattoos and face painting, a giant blocks kerplunk game, art table, hockey shoot, racing cars, pick up sticks and other games.

Then there was the greatly anticipated fourth annual water fight with RCMP officers, who came in with sirens blaring and left soaked to the bone, but then so were the children.

Bucket to play in with flour and oil that mimics wet beach sand, and cornstarch and water with ooey gooey principals slapped hard is rigid and approached delicately oozes eerily.

The Boys and Girls Club’s KidZone, after school program for children ages seven to 12 resumes on Sept. 14 and runs from after school to 5:30 p.m.

Staff meet students at the Marie Sharpe Elementary School playground where buses come from all schools. Program activity calendar is posted on our Facebook page every month. Contact Crystal at 250-305-7207 to register. The cost is $10 per day per child. Full day care is also available on school professional development days and during the fall school break.

One of the club’s special fundraising events is the RBC charity golf tournament on Sept. 19 starting at noon at the Williams Lake Golf and Tennis Club.

The $50 admission for members, and $60 for non-members includes a buffet dinner.

Plus there is a chance to win lots of prizes including $10,000 for hole-in-one on Hole 8.

This scramble format tournament is for all ages and skill levels. Register by Sept. 11 by calling Stefanie at 250-392-5730 or email

The Boys and Girls Club will once again be holding it Halloween Haunted House, this year on Oct. 24 and 25 from 7 to 10 p.m. both nights.

This is a spooky haunted house and intends to scare so visitors are advised to leave their littlest children at home.

Entry to the haunted house is by monetary donation or donation of non-perishable food item. If any youth or adults would like to volunteer for this event please contact Linda at 250-392-5730.

The NOOPA youth drop in centre for youth ages 13-18 keeps its normal schedule of activities Monday to Thursday from 3:15 to 8 p.m. and Fridays from 4 to 10 p.m.

Activities are free and posted on the club website Facebook page every month.

The Boys and Girls Club Sprockids mountain biking program will also continue through fall as weather permits.

Rides are available for children and youth ages seven to 18. Contact Linda at 250-392-5730 for schedule information or watch Facebook for updates.