Lots of activities planned for Williams Lake Youth Week

Williams Lake Celebrates BC Youth Week starting today.

Williams Lake Celebrates BC Youth Week starting today.

“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,” says Linda Bingham, Williams Lake BC Youth Week Coordinator.  “Youth and youth service organizations have been busy planning for this week since the fall, and we have a lot of diverse events planned.  There will something for absolutely everyone!”

Friday, May 1: The hip hop dance group Project Soul from Vancouver performs for secondary students at the City Secondary Williams Lake campus in the afternoon and will give a performance with messages of healthy lifestyles for the public from 6 to 7 p.m. also at the Williams Lake campus.

Saturday, May 2:  A free swim at Sam Ketcham Memorial Pool from 6:30 to 8 p.m. with recreation staff leading fun activities.

Monday, May 4:  Visit Marie Sharpe courtyard (between Marie Sharpe and Skyline) from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and take a turn at  running remote control cars.

Tuesday, May 5: A service provider fair happens at the Williams Lake Campus of Lake City Secondary from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., gives youth a chance to learn about services and activities designed for and by them.

Wednesday, May 6:   The Boys and Girls Club is hosting a barbecue from 5 to 7 p.m. for youth ages 13 to 18.

Friday, May 8: A  Voices Concert, open mic takes place for youth at the LCSS Williams Lake Campus from 6 to 8:30 p.m. It’s the grand finale with free food and beverages and prize draws.

BC Youth Week in Williams Lake is sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club, Cariboo Friendship Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters, CMHA, Communities that Care, City of Williams Lake, SD 27, Child Development Centre; Child and Youth Mental Health Collaborative; and our local youth.

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