Two leaders, seven young people, a bus and an exciting day trip to the Sylvan Lake Aqua Splash.
Not a bad way for a Family and Community Support Services Summer Fun Program in Elnora to end.
Earlier this summer, the 36 or so six to 14-year-old program participants raised money for summer fun supplies and trips—a $1,200 bottle drive, a $180 Elnora Brahma Rama candy booth, and a $325 banana split day.
All that, in addition to letters requesting donations from community businesses and organizations.
Orchestrated by FCSS Youth Coordinator Janina Jewell and Summer Fun Coordinator Caitlyn Craig, both from Elnora, the eight-week–all-day program operates out of the village-owned youth centre with a view to seeing children and youth grow positively and gain life skills and friends in a safe environment.
Jewell, employed with the Youth Center and as an FCSS community worker, said the Summer Fun Program is funded by the Canada Summer Jobs program and Summer Fun member fundraising.
The Elnora Youth Center, tucked behind the town library and funded by FCSS, runs year-round after school and during breaks and school holidays.