Donation helps Hub expand youth offerings

The Hub will be expanding its programming and activities for youth, thanks to a new face and a $1,000 donation.

Shuswap Lakeside Vacation’s Leanne Roberts hands Pastor Bob Evans a cheque for $1

The Hub will be expanding its programming and activities for youth, thanks to a new face and a $1,000 donation.

Another summer of fundraising by Shuswap Lakeside Vacations owners Leanne and Jim Roberts has once again concluded with a $1,000 cheque presentation to Shuswap Community Church Sicamous Pastor Bob Evans.

Last year, the money, donated by vacationers who stay in Sicamous through Shuswap Lakeside Vacations, went towards the provision of free lunches through the Hub for students who participate in the Life 180 Youth Group. This year, the funds will help support the Hub’s new youth director, Kim Lindstrom, who will be creating an after-school program for youth ingrades 7 and up on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 3 to 5:30 p.m., and Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 7 to 9 p.m.

“Kim and a team of volunteers will help kids with homework, provide healthy snacks, be there to be a listening ear and give the kids things to do, like table hockey, foosball, group building exercises and other activities,” says Evans. “We hope to also put in a basketball court, volleyball court and a covered half-pipe for skaters.  We are quite excited.”

Lindstrom recently completed eight months of training at a youth drop-in centre in downtown Toronto with Urban Promise Ministries, and also graduated with a degree in youth ministry from Bethany Bible College in New Brunswick.

 

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