“The Youth Group have had a busy month,” said Tara-Lyn Linton, Youth Worker. Last month the program welcomed Youth Resiliency Research Assistant, Ricki Sam-Greene to their team.

“Many of our Youth graduated from both Grade 7 and Grade 12! What an accomplishment! We are so proud of all your hard work!”

Youth spent some time getting to know the political system at Seabird and visiting Chief and Council. “In June, a couple of our Youth attended the Chief and Council meeting to get a better understanding of how it works so that they can get more involved.”

They visited Castle Fun Park in Abbotsford June 17. Youth relaxed and had fun, getting in rounds of mini golf and go-karts as well as spending time in the batting cages and playing arcade games. Youth also spent some time outside harvesting strawberries and during fitness camp they participated in floor hockey.

With school now out for the summer, tons of fun activities are being planned to keep Youth active this summer. “Some events coming up include beach days, camping trips, PlayLand, the Museum of Anthropology at UBC, as well as meetings with our Elders, making jam, harvesting, painting, learning about fishing and more! We have various programs for Youth ages 10-18.”

If you are a Youth or a parent of a Youth, contact Tara-Lyn at 604-798-6524 or email tlinton@seabirdisland.ca.