Last week marked the start of the new year for the HYC. Programs were up and running, drop-in was busy and the staff were a little bleary eyed by Friday, but everyone seemed to have a good first week back. Luckily, it looks like January will break us in easy, with only a couple major plans on the horizon.
The first PD day of the year has been switched by the schools to Friday, Jan. 29 from the previous date of Thursday, Jan. 28.
The HYC will be running a day long program (9am-6pm) focused on physical activity, team spirit and a sizable sporting event set to hit Vancouver soon… HYC’s Stettler Olympics PD Day event registration, will be available on Friday, Jan. 15, or for more information call 742-KIDS(5437). It’s bound to be an exciting day.
The HYC is also involved in the Girls Fit program, hitting Stettler at the end of the month with the Stettler Active Living Network. The program will give girls, grades 5-9, the opportunity to experience a variety of physical activity endeavours through out the town and promote continued community participation. Girls Fit, previously known as Girls in Motion, is funded by Kidsport and will run on Tuesdays, from Jan. 26 through March 9, for one hour after school, with an amazing wind up planned for March 13.
A new option, sure to intrigue parents, is the addition of optional transportation from the school to the event locations – for more information registration will be available this week at the school office, Rec Centre and the Stettler Public Library. Register early as spaces are limited.
The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada would like to remind you that “A change of shoes can change someone’s life”, as the annual Bowl for Kid’s Sake gears up.
The Youth Center is hosting its annual Bowl for Kids fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 5, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Heartland Bowl and are on the hunt for 20 keen community teams to join the fun. Simply give the center a call at 742-KIDS (5437) to register, collect some pledges on behalf of the HYC and join us at the lanes. Don’t forget that this year’s theme is the Olympics and prizes will be given out for best outfitted teams. We highly encourage a little friendly competition on the lanes – The HYC board is leading the charge with a challenge out to the town and county council and the Kinettes have sent out their challenge for a showdown with the Kinsmen. Let the games begin.
Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. – Henry Ford