CBT recreation grant approved

Highlights from the Nakusp Youth Centre board meeting of Feb. 18

The board meeting got off to a good start when it was announced the youth centre will be getting funding after their applicationfor a Columbia Basin Trust recreation grant was approved. It will be used for purchasing capital assets. Some of the funding willgo toward purchasing equipment like sumo suits, which will most likely be used on events like Canada Day and other big eventsas a form of fundraising.

 

Coordinator’s report

The youth centre kicked off the New Year in with flare, hosting a Star Wars marathon at the start of January. On certain days ofthe month, the centre played one or two of the films in sequence, as a lead up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens coming toNakusp. Things started out well, but fizzled as the marathon continued. No youth showed up on the last movie day. Nerd nightsare going strong.

The centre is trying to host a girl’s night, but are having difficulty in getting girls to come out to the events. Part of the reason is,though girls want to have a night just for them they don’t want it labeled as “girls night.”

Unplug and Play week was well attended. Games like Twister, Risk, and others were brought out and local youth had a fun time.

 

Challenges facing the youth centre

Something the board is noticing is there seems to be a lack of communication with both Nakusp Secondary School and thecommunity at large. Particpation and attendance is low. The centre encourages feedback from local youth about what they wouldlike to see happening at the centre.

The next board meeting for the youth centre is March 10 at 6:30 p.m.

 

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