Tyler Wagner swings for the sky during the summer activities that make up the Ponoka Youth Centre’s summer program.

Tyler Wagner swings for the sky during the summer activities that make up the Ponoka Youth Centre’s summer program.

Youth Centre heats up with their Summer Program

The Ponoka Youth Centre’s “Summer Program” is a great way for kids aged six to 13 to join in for some fun activities

BY IAN FERGUSON

The Ponoka Youth Centre’s “Summer Program” is a great way for kids aged six to 13 to join in for some fun activities during the summer. The currently running program will continue until August 27, leaving plenty of time for kids to have memorable moments before they return to school with exciting events such as field trips, splash park days and other events held at the Youth Centre.

The Youth Centre is open every week day from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., offering kids a full dose of soccer, arts and crafts, indoor activities and time just to hang out on the playground.

However, once the end of August rolls in and the summer program ends, kids will be welcomed back to the after school program for another year of fun after-school activities running until 5:30 p.m. A Teen Program is also planned to start up this coming school year, more details are to come later on.

September is Big Brothers Big Sisters month, hosted at the Ponoka Youth Centre. Many great new events are planned to fill the month with excitement. The youth centre staff also say new mentors are always welcome to sign up and help out with the activities.

There is still time and room to get involved with the summer program and the youth centre staff say it takes only a phone call to 403-783-3112 to receive all the information to become a participant in all the activities.