Help plan a youth drop-in centre

A long-talked about youth drop-in centre in the Town of Lake Cowichan is finally coming to fruition.

A long-talked about youth drop-in centre in the Town of Lake Cowichan is finally coming to fruition.

A joint partnership with the Town of Lake Cowichan and Cowichan Lake Community Services, the first public planning meeting has been scheduled to take place at the Municipal Hall’s old fire department bays Friday, May 13, beginning at 7 p.m.

“We don’t want to start something with only our ideas,” Cowichan Lake Community Services counsellor Darlene Tully said. “We want to have as many people show up as possible.”

Adult volunteers, teenagers, younger kids; basically anyone with an idea as to what a youth drop-in centre should entail, is invited to show up to the public meeting.

The old fire bays are the tentatively decided-upon location to locate the drop-in centre, though organizers remain open for other possibilities.

Although the youth drop-in centre has been initially planned for a 13 to 18 year-old age group, the target age group will be decided during this public consultation process.

As a partnership with the Town of Lake Cowichan, the town’s elected officials have expressed their support for the project over the course of the past few months of discussions.

“It can initially start up as a coffee shop,” councillor Bob Day encouraged, during a Tuesday, May 2, town committee meeting.

Movie nights, a place to play pool, a place to listen to music, meet new friends, shoot some hoops, dance; the possibilities are endless.

During the meeting, the town’s chief administrative officer suggested that perhaps the newly renovated Cowichan Lake Sports Arena may have an open spot for a youth group.

This possibility, among various others, will be looked into in the coming weeks.

To keep up to date on the latest information, and to provide your own feedback, Tully encourages people attend the Friday meeting.

For more information, call Becca or Darlene at 749-6822.

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