Museum Mania set for Nov. 27

Museum Mania is the title for the Heartland Youth Center’s Parent/Teacher Interview Day activity on Friday, Nov. 27.

Daisy visits - Heartland Youth Center members enjoy a visit from Animal Haven and Daisy

Daisy visits - Heartland Youth Center members enjoy a visit from Animal Haven and Daisy

Museum Mania is the title for the Heartland Youth Center’s Parent/Teacher Interview Day activity on Friday, Nov. 27.

Just 13 spots are available for the trip to Edmonton to experience the Royal Alberta Museum. Why the museum?

The RAM is currently hosting the traveling interactive ‘Much More Munsch’ exhibit, where the kids can experience Robert Munsch’s imaginary house, discover his unpublished stories and have characters come to life.

The exhibit stresses the importance of verbal and visual language while remaining a fun and imaginative experience. The day will run 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m and costs only $10 per member.

If your child is not currently a member, annual memberships are $20/per child or $45/per family.

Holding a membership will give you access to all HYC activities – some with a nominal participation fee, such as teachers’ convention, spring break, PD days and the summer program Radically Awesome Days (RAD).

Contact the youth center for more information at 724-KIDS(5437).

Leanna Moon, the Big Brothers Big Sisters case worker is on the hunt for some volunteers for the in-school mentoring program.

The opportunity requires only one hour a week of your time and can make a huge impact on a child’s life.

Having someone spend time with them over the lunch hour doing an activity or just chatting can really boost self esteem and help with the stresses of school that some children can experience.

Contact the HYC for more information on the program or to find out about more volunteering opportunities.

Keystone is gearing up for the annual regional conference to be held in Gull Lake this year, Dec. 4 to 6.

The club is for teens aged 14 to 18 and has a large focus on community involvement and giving back, but at least once a year all the clubs in the region get together to have a little fun.

These conferences are a time to reconnect with other members and share ideas but also serve to bring club members closer as well.

In many cases members work toward the privilege of being invited (usually only six to eight members can go per camp) for at least a year, building up volunteer hours and club involvement.

One member describes it as ‘The best, most fun thing all year….well except for maybe a national conference! But it’s great to see people you’ve made friends with at other activities”.

The club is currently looking for a (screened) male volunteer to come as a chaperon.

The youth center would like to thank everyone who has given money donations through out the year. It really means a lot to have that kind of community support.

Not only are the donations a blessing but they also can be doubled, thanks to the Community Spirit Grant. The provincial grant works in a way that total dollars donated by individuals in the year can be a applied and matched.

Last year, thanks to the grant the youth center received $7,959.00, so every little bit, large or small, helps.

When I was young I liked to read,

And reading liked to me,

Because together we were more

Than either one could be. – Robert Munsch