CLSS young stewards had 1283 participants this year

By Contributor
October 4th, 2013

The Young Stewards of the Boundary Youth Program offered by the Christina Lake Stewardship Society (CLSS) had a very successful year with 1,283 children and parents taking part in the weekly programs and passing through their doors.

“There has been a great response from everyone that participated, and best of all it seemed like the kids had a great time learning,” said Heather Ling, the senior stewardship assistant of the CLSS.

Their set limit of 10 kids per program was often doubled when it came down to the day of the youth program in addition to the parents and caregivers that came along. It seemed like the highlight for the large group of children was popping their animal track castings out of the polymer molds, which were purchased by the CLSS through a grant from the Phoenix Foundation. The CLSS also provided colouring pages, bear magnets and stickers, and other fun educational materials to any youth passing through the interactive gallery at the Christina Lake Living Arts Centre.

They also received presentations by the staff in regards to keeping safe around wild animals, invasive species, and species at risk in the Boundary when visiting the gallery.

Terry King’s grade 2/3 class went for a session as well as participants of the Boundary Youth Soccer Camp and a science camp offered for children in the area. The CLSS would like to thank the Phoenix Foundation, the Grand Forks Credit Union Endowment Fund, the Government of BC and the Government of Canada for their support which allowed them to offer these programs to the community.

If you would like more information on the youth programs offered through the CLSS you can contact them at 250-447-2504 or clss@shaw.ca.

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