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Summer Yourth Program Chronicle Write Up 2019

 The Canwood Summer Youth Program had a great run again for the summer of 2019. With seven themed weeks and over fifty kids, ages 5-12, registered in the program, both the kids and us Coordinators had a blast. This year’s themes for the program were Hello Summer, Blast from the Past, SYP’s Game of Games, Water Whiz, Home on the Range, Sports Extravaganza and The Great Outdoors.

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For ‘Hello Summer’ each day had a different theme. The days included Make Something Monday, Taste Something Tuesday, Wonder Something Wednesday, Thoughtful Thursday, and Friendship Friday. Each day had a specific craft and activity based on its theme, for example, on Thoughtful Thursday, the kids made summer greeting cards for the residents at Whispering Pine Place Nursing Home. This busy week was a great start to the summer for the kids.

In ‘Blast from the Past’ week, the kids were transported back through time to the Ice Age, Prehistoric Times, Ancient Egypt and all the way to the ’50s. The kids went on several field trips, those of which included BINGO with the Canwood Elks, crafts and sing-a-longs with the Whispering Pine Place Residents and playing Lego and testing out 3D pens at the Canwood Public Library. This week was very busy, and there was never a dull moment at SYP.

For ‘SYP’s Game of Games’ the kids spent each day as a themed activity or board game. For Festival Day, the kids went through a giant obstacle course, where the 3 fastest participants won a prize. During Search & Find day, the kids and us coordinators played several versions of Hide & Seek. “On the Board” day was very exciting as the kids got to try out a giant board game. During one of the days in this week, we teamed up with the the Shellbrook Playground Program and headed to the Theatre for a movie and popcorn. We had also taken a quick trip to the Library in Canwood where the kids played with virtual reality goggles. This had never before been a theme for SYP, and I have to say that we might be doing it again in the future.

As part of our ‘Water Whiz’ week, the program made a trip to the Shellbrook Pool for a picnic lunch and a full afternoon of swimming. We also had a Slip & Slide at the school and water fights and activities. A massive hit with the kids during this week was making a trip to the Fire Station in Canwood. Here the kids got to wear a helmet and rubber boots and tackle a small obstacle course before firing the big water hose. Although the weather didn’t quite hold up for the last couple days of the week, the kids still had a blast on the days in which we could go outside and have a water fight and water games.

During ‘Home on the Range’ week the kids traveled to the Saskatoon Forestry Farm and Zoo, the Christiansen Family Farm and the Wreford Family Farm. The Saskatoon Trip was loads of fun,

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and the kids had such a blast seeing all the animals there. Our trip to the Christiansen Farm was another one for the books as the kids got to see and feed the Bison and even taste some pemmican. At the Wreford Farm, the kids got to feed the Beef Cows in the pasture, as well as hand feed grain to the horse.

‘Sports Extravaganza’ was another fun-filled week. Here the kids made many crafts and went on another week filled with field trips. We started off the week by heading to the Library in Canwood and played with Ozobots and Mice Robots. Next, the kids got to play Mini-golf in Canwood and Bowl at the Canwood Bowling Alley. We then traveled to the Affinity Credit Union in Shellbrook where the kids got to see the vault there and the board room. The last field trip we took this week was to Whispering Pine Place, and the kids made a fun craft with the residents and handed out their greeting cards.

For our seventh and final week of Summer Youth, we went on several field trips. We began the week with a trip to the Canwood Regional Park, where we had a Slip & Slide water fight. Following through the rest of the week, we stopped in at the Affinity Credit Union in Canwood where the ladies gave the kids a tour of the bank vault. Next, we went to Shell Lake and had soft ice cream and mini-golf. One of the last days of the week, we took our last trip to the Shellbrook Swimming Pool and had a blast. Finishing off the summer, we went to the Canwood Regional Park for a picnic lunch and afternoon playing at the park.

The Summer Youth Program would not have had such a successful summer if it wasn’t for all of those who helped. A big thank you goes out to Canada Summer Jobs, Community Initiatives Fund, Saskatchewan Rivers School Division No.119, Canwood Public School, R.M. of Canwood No.494 and Village of Canwood. Also, another thank goes out to Whispering Pine Place, Canwood Public Library, Canwood Mini Golf, Affinity Credit Union Canwood and Shellbrook Branch, Canwood Elks Lodge #183 and to Grant Person with the Canwood Fire Department for graciously giving up time out of their busy schedules to let the kids come for field trips and activities. Thank you to the parents for driving, chaperoning field trips and bringing their kids to the program day after day. The program wouldn’t be up and running without you, and we hope to see all of the kids back again next summer!

SYP Coordinator Amy Wreford and Assistants Cassidy Anderson and Casey Kvinlaug
 

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Canwood Summer Youth Program - 2018

by: SYP Coordinator Amy Wreford and Assistants Cassidy Anderson and Casey Kvinlaug

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Canwood Summer Youth Program had a great run again for the summer of 2018. With seven themed weeks and over fifty kids, ages 5-12, registered in the program, both the kids and us Coordinators had a blast. This year’s themes for the program were A Storytelling Summer, Adventureland, Wet and Wild, In and Around the Community, Where in the World, Anything Goes and All Good Things Come to an End.

SwimmingFor ‘A Storytelling Summer’ each day was a different Disney Book/Movie. The days included Pinocchio, Peter Pan, Beauty & the Beast, Cars and Toy Story. Each day had a certain craft and activity based on that movie or book. Also, this week we went to the Canwood Public Library where we got a chance to try out mechanical robots.

In ‘Adventureland’ week the kids were tested on their skills of treasure hunting, scavenger hunting, survivor tactics, obstacles and minute-to-win-it activities. During this week each got prizes for participating in all of the fun filled activities. This week was very busy and there was never a dull moment at SYP.

As part of our ‘Wet and Wild’ week the program made a trip to the Shellbrook Pool for a pizza lunch and a full afternoon of swimming. We also had a Slip & Slide at the school and also went to Whispering Pine Place for a water fight. Although the weather didn’t quite hold up for most of this week the kids still had a blast on the days in which we could go outside and have a water fight/water games. 
For ‘In and Around the Community’ the kids spent one afternoon at the Mini Golf in Canwood where they had loads of fun. Another day we had went back to the Canwood Public Library where we got to play with all kinds of different Lego and test out 3D pens. To end off this busy week we took a stroll around town and stopped and had a picnic in the park beside the Credit Union.

During ‘Where in the World’ week the kids got to travel to four different places including, Mexico, France, Africa and Antarctica. All of the crafts in this week were tied into the themes of each day that included things such as sombreros, Eiffel towers, safari animals and igloos. The kids also took a trip to Whispering Pine Place where they helped the residents make and design door hangers for their rooms.

‘Anything Goes’ was another fun filled week. Here the kids made pirate masks, secret agent badges and a few different science experiments and even had a pajama day. We had two field trips this week, which were to Memorial Lake and Shellbrook Swimming Pool. In Shell Lake we had a picnic lunch and played on the playground before heading over to the Mini Put for an exciting afternoon of golf and ice cream sundaes. Our final trip to the pool was a success, the kids had another fun afternoon hanging with their friends and splashing around.

For our seventh and final week of Summer Youth we went on several field trips. We began the week with a trip to Whispering Pine Place where the kids played a few skill building games with the residents. Following through the rest of the week we stopped in at the Affinity Credit Union in Canwood where the ladies gave the kids a tour of the bank vault and provided a hot dog lunch. Next, we went to the Legion Hall where Bob Thompson and Jerry Ziegeman gave the kids a tour of the hall as well as a few artifacts from the World Wars. Finishing off the week we went to the Canwood Regional Park for a picnic lunch and an afternoon of playing at the park. Unfortunately, due to the weather we were unable to go on our farm tour to the Wreford’s Farm.

The Summer Youth Program would have not have had such a successful summer if it wasn’t for all of those who helped. A big thank to our program sponsors Canada Summer Jobs, Community Initiatives Fund, Saskatchewan Rivers School Division No.119, Canwood Public School, R.M. of Canwood No.494, Village of Canwood and Canwood Elks Lodge #183. Also, thank you to Whispering Pine Place, Canwood Public Library, Canwood Mini Golf, Affinity Credit Union Canwood Branch and the Canwood Legion for taking time out of their busy schedules to let the kids attend the field trips and activities. Thank you to the parents for driving and chaperoning field trips and bringing their kids to the program day after day. And finally, the kids! This program wouldn’t be running without you and we hope to see all of the kids back again next summer!

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DSC09311SmThe GASP (Great Annual Saskatchewan Pedal)

The tour started in Shellbrook on Saturday, July 19 and went to Lloydminster, Meadow Lake and back down through Big River to end in Shellbrook on Saturday July 26, 2014.  The participants enjoyed snacks and beverages at the park on  Main Street.  These were provided by the Village of Canwood, Affinity Credit Union-Canwood Branch,  Canwood Co-op and the Canwood Seniors Group.  The Seniors Group was also on hand to help out by greeting the participants and serving the food. 

Thank you to everyone who helped out!  The event was a great success as the participants very much enjoyed the hospitality Canwood had to offer!

 

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Village of Canwood - 100th Anniversary in 2016