Events planned for youth

April’s showers may bring May’s flowers, but the Summerland Asset Development Initiative brings fun activities to Summerland’s youth.

Spend the afternoon playing video games or pool with friends during SADI’s drop-in from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Thursday for students in Grades 6 to 12. Have a passion for the game of ping pong? SADI will have ping pong tournaments on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. with prizes available each week.

Every Tuesday is movie night. Come down to SADI to enjoy a movie and some popcorn from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Critteraid Education Programs take place every Tuesday after school. Meet at SADI and then head over to Critteraid to groom and pet cats. Have a keen interest in animals? Join in on some field trips on alternating Tuesdays.

There will be a trip to the South Okanagan Rehabilitation Centre for Owls on May 10, a field session with Laurie Rockwell, a local naturalist, on May 17 and a visit to the Grace Hill Alpaca Farm on May 31. Permission forms are required for each of these trips.

Has it almost been a year since you last went camping or have you never been? A campfire and a dinner of macaroni and cheese await you in the great outdoors. Enjoy the adventure and sign up for an overnight camping trip from May 13 to the 14.

To witness some of the talents of local youth, come to Youth Speak on May 27 from 7 to 10 p.m. in the SADI Lounge. This initiative is funded by the United Way and Telus, and features youth showcasing their talents in the fine arts; spoken word, music and art. Youth who would like more information on participating in this event can pick up a pamphlet from SADI. The whole community is invited and encouraged to attend.

For youth or parents who are interested in more information about the activities, please visit the SADI Unity Youth Club at 9117 Prairie Valley Road, Summerland or call 250-494-9722. A calendar can also be found at


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