Wii Olympics coming to TRU in Williams Lake

The Wii Olympics are coming to Thompson Rivers University in Williams Lake on April 7.

The Wii Olympics are coming to Thompson Rivers University in April.

Classrooms at TRU will be transformed into a fun-filled gaming arena on Sunday, April 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. as participants compete against each other in the Wii Olympics.

This is an all-ages family event.

The fundraising event is being organized by a group of three TRU human service students as part of a class project, in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and District, says operations co-ordinator Stefanie Hendrickson

in announcing the event.

“Funds raised at the event will support programs for youth in our community,” Hendrickson says.

Participants age six and up will be grouped into teams representing different countries, with teams facing-off in a series of six Olympic-style Wii events, which will include various sports and dance games using Wii game consoles.

Children under the age of six are also welcome to come and hang-out at a non-competitive Wii station.

Snacks will be available and there will be prizes up for grabs, including a grand prize draw for a Wii game console.

Also, winning teams will be awarded medals during the closing ceremonies. Registration on the day of the event will be available, however, participants are urged to pre-register by printing off a registration form from ww.bgcwilliamslake.com and dropping it off at the Boys and Girls Club (across from Safeway). The registration fee is $10 per individual and $25 per family.

The Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and District is a leading provider of programs and services for children and youth, Hendrickson.

The club supporters believe in healthy physical, educational, and social development for young people and their families in the community.

The club operates more than a dozen programs including the Sprockids mountain biking program, licensed after-school child care, a full-day licensed summer program, community outreach and education programs, outdoor baseball, and a youth drop-in centre.

Many of these programs are run at no-cost to the participants, and, as a policy, Boys and Girls Clubs will not turn away any child due to a family’s inability to pay.

Instant updates on programs and events can be found on the Boys and Girls Club Facebook page at www.facebook.com/boysandgirlsclubofwilliamslake.

To learn more about Boys and Girls Clubs please visit www.bgccan.com or www.bgcwilliamslake.com.

Hendrickson can also be reached at 250-392-5730






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