If youth must have its day, why not give them a week?

The Campbell River Recreation and Culture Department is offering activities for youth during BC Youth Week, May 1-7, when all youth drop-in programs are free

The Campbell River Recreation and Culture Department is offering activities for youth during BC Youth Week, May 1-7, when all youth drop-in programs are free.

Watch for youth recreation leaders visiting schools with information about the week’s exciting activities.

Youth Week is also an opportunity to publicly recognize the benefits of youth efforts to local business and community organizations.

“This week is an opportunity for people around the world to learn from, and about, the youth of our community,” says Mayor Charlie Cornfield. “Many young people have overcome obstacles and barriers, and given up hours and hours of their time to worthwhile causes that help to make their communities a better place to live. It’s time to celebrate and recognize all their efforts!”

If you’ve got a terrific employee or volunteer and would like information on how you can celebrate the positive youth in your life contact Karen Chappell, Programmer, City of Campbell River Parks, Recreation & Culture, 250-923-7911 or e-mail karen.chappell@campbellriver.ca

BC Youth Week has been in existence for more than 15 years and grew out of a 1995 initiative to organize a Youth Day. The week has grown to include more than 30 municipalities in BC, and is active in several countries around the world.

Youth Week is intended to build a strong connection between young people and their communities and to profile youth issues, accomplishments and diversity across the province.

Campbell River’s young people plan Youth Week events, which encourages youth to take an active role in their education, recreation, and personal development.

A number of activities on May 6 will celebrate Youth Week from 7-9:30 p.m.

Have a Facebook account? Find out about upcoming events on the Recreation Department’s youth page. Search for Cindy Youthrecleader and add her as a friend to get event notifications.

For more details for this program or any other youth activities call 250-923-7911 or 250-286-1161 or visit www.campbellriver.ca.