Boys and Girls Club expands program into summer months

With summer here, the children of Rimbey have plenty of time to be out in the great outdoors or having fun participating in indoor programs.

With summer here, the children of Rimbey have plenty of time to be out in the great outdoors or having fun participating in indoor programs.

The Boys and Girls Club of Wolf Creek is geared up to meet the needs of the youngsters in the area, with indoor and outdoor activities, and have a great summer program planned.

Co-ordinator Annette Peck said plans are in place for a Tuesday and Thursday full day summer program. For children six to 12, planned activities include theme days, trips to the pool every Thursday, games at Pas Ka Poo, a talent show, arts and crafts, science experiments, bowling and much more.

The program is to run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the cost is minimal.

Registration is necessary.

“It will be on a first come-first serve basis and you may select individual days until we reach a maximum of 20 participants,” said Peck.

For more information call 403-843-1066 or to register call the recreation department at 403-843-3151.

For the teens in the community, the Mid-Week Mash Up held at the Youth Action Centre on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. will be ongoing.

This program offers free games, contests, spots, snacks, special guests and events throughout the summer.

“This is a great way for the teens to stay in touch with old friends and make some new ones over the holidays,” said Peck.

The first four months of the Boys and Girls Club went over well, she added.

“We are extremely grateful for the support we received from so many people in the community. We had great success with both Terrific Tuesdays and mid-week mash-up. Although the numbers changed from week to week, we have had up to 50 Rimbey youth at once for Terrific Tuesdays and up to 11 for the Mid-Week Mash Up.”

Peck said both programs offer high quality experiences for Rimbey youth.

This summer, Jeanine Went will run the summer program.

“We are very pleased to have her before she begins her two-year teaching contract in China,” said Peck. “We are confident she will be a great asset to our program.”

More volunteers for both programs are needed, she added.

“Even helping out once a month would be greatly appreciated.”

For more information please call/text 403-704-6641 or 403-843-1066 or email rimbey@ponokayouthcentre.com or visit www.facebook.com/bgcRimbey or #BGCRimbey on Twitter.