Sharing the simple things in life
It's that time of year again. May 1 to 7 might not have a big event marked on everybody's calendars, but here at the Bowen Youth Centre, BC Youth Week is a pretty important. Many islander are are likely to recall last year's mega-fete featuring local youth talent The Works and Fawnfare opening for the critically acclaimed Juno-award winning band Said the Whale. Even a load of West Coast rain could not dampen the spirits of the hundreds who came out to support the concert and its cause: Island Pacific School's pen-pals at a school in Ghana. The awesome event was made possible through the efforts of the members of The Works, providing a timely example of the unique and innovative abilities of youth to make things happen.
For Youth Week 2012, we have chosen to pull back a bit from last year's grand event and focus the attention on local youth-led everyday activities, in order to give you, the community, a palpable sense of what we, the Youth Centre, do on a regular basis. We've been tearing around the BICS field in all manner of sports skills competitions, dishing out prizes in the cove for random acts of awesomeness, and this weekend we will close the festivities with an all-youth concert hosted at our centre. I'm sure I speak for our entire staff when I say that we get to work with some amazing youth from our little town.
This year's BC Youth Week theme on Bowen: it's the little, simple things in life, the profound immediacy of happiness that can be tapped from anywhere around us at any moment. It's not a life lesson, it's just how we roll at the Youth Centre. And it's time we shared a little of that.
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