District after-school kids program kicks off

A new program offered by the district may appeal to parents stuck for a child-care option after school hours.

Dawson Stuart takes a whack at a piñata during the grand opening of the Active After School Kidz program.

A new program offered by the district may appeal to parents stuck for a child-care option after school hours.

The Active After School Kidz program kicked off on Monday, May 27 with an open house at its home, upstairs at the Sicamous and District Recreation Centre. It runs Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, from about 2:15 to 5:30 p.m.

District of Sicamous recreation and wellness co-ordinator West Martin-Patterson says he was able to set up the program with a $2,000 donation from the Dave Stead Memorial, which will go to operating costs, with money set aside to “sponsor several families so their children can attend the program. Martin-Patterson is grateful to the Dave Stead Memorial Society, and also the Sicamous and District Recreation Centre for use of the space at the arena.

The program will be overseen by Lisa Stead.

“We have a great instructor in Lisa Stead, who provides the kids with an after-school program that has active participation and is safe, stable and assessable to everyone,” says Martin-Patterson, adding Active Kidz, as well as the upcoming Summer Day Kidz programs strive to be inclusive of everyone.

Advanced registration is required.

Anyone wanting information on subsidies, or about the programs, may call 250-836-2477 or email recreation@sicamous.ca.



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