The Family Resource Centre has a new location that encourages participants to feel at home. The centre is located in the Sturgis Elementary School and officially opened to the public in January and hosted a barbeque lunch on June 20.
Karolyn Kosheluk is the coordinator for the centre.
"The new location gives us the freedom to provide a warm home type environment where children can play and parents are encouraged to visit with other new parents," said Koshleuk.
The Family Resource Centre is also responsible for other programs in the local areas that include Sturgis, Preeceville and Endeavour. The newest program implemented is the Food for Thought breakfast program at the Sturgis Composite School. "The program kicked off on January 16 and has had 40-50 students use it everyday and been declared a huge success. Kendra Fowler from Sturgis along with volunteers operate the program," said Kosheluk.
The Come Grow with Me program has just finished but will start up again in September. The centre will be open through the summer months for a drop-in and play time. It will be parent supervised with parents encouraged to play with their children.
The Summer Fun Program is scheduled to kick off on July 9 and will conclude August 22. It will be hosted in both communities of Preeceville and Sturgis. Kaylee Walker is the program co-ordinator with Agamveer Singh will be the assistant coordinator. The program will be open to children aged 5-12 and is free.
Filling the Gap continues to be a huge project for the centre.