With the first week of May fast approaching, youth all over B.C. are gearing up for BC Youth Week 2015 and the expectations are high.
Youth Week is an internationally celebrated event that aims to recognize the positive contributions youth make in their communities, and to celebrate the valuable work youth do all year round.
A diverse range of events are planned this year in Williams Lake, and there will be something for everyone.
On Friday, May 1 the hip hop group Project Soul will perform at the Williams Lake Campus from 1 to 3 p.m.
Project Soul will also perform for the community from 6 to 7 p.m.
This free event is open to everyone but you need a ticket. Pick one up at Pregnancy Outreach or the Williams Lake Library from April 20 to 30th.
On Saturday, May 2 there will be a free swim at the Recreation Centre, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
On Sunday, May 3 will be the McDonalds KidSport Run starting at 8:30 a.m. at the McDonald’s parking lot. There is a $5 entry fee however if cost creates a barrier to participation please call Linda at 250-392-5730. KidSport provides financial assistance for registration fees and equipment for kids aged 18 and under.
On Monday, May 4 visit the Marie Sharpe Courtyard (between Marie Sharpe and Skyline) from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and take your turn at maneuvering remote control cars.
On Tuesday, May 5 a service provider fair at the Williams Lake Campus of Lake City Secondary from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., gives youth a chance to learn about services and activities designed for and by them.
On Wednesday, May 6 the Boys and Girls Club will host a barbecue from 5 to 7 p.m. for youth ages 13-18 to celebrate youth week.
Friday, May 8 will be the popular Voices Concert. This open mic event for youth at Williams Lake Campus (LCSS) is the grand finale of Youth Week celebrations with free food and beverages and prize draws.
Check out the BC Youth Week Williams Lake Facebook Page.