Community Services News

Ukrainian Easter Egg Workshop (Adult)

Did you know making Ukrainian Easter eggs (Pysanky) is easy, fun and affordable? Join us on Wednesday, April 17 between 7:00 – 9:00 pm for this one of a kind workshop for Adults ages 16+ years! Registrants will learn the magic of traditional Ukrainian egg decoration through a process of application of beeswax, dyeing the egg and finally melting the beeswax for a stunning, colourful design. Take home your beautiful creation and wow your friends and family!

Must register for this workshop!
Register online at www.dawsoncreek.ca/register or by phone at 250-784-3604 or 250-782-SWIM (7946). 

Cost is $17.00 – all materials are supplied. Wear clothes that you don’t mind getting messy.

Caution: Hot tools and open flames will be used. 

Ukrainian Easter Egg Workshop (Youth)

Did you know making Ukrainian Easter eggs (Pysanky) is easy, fun and affordable? Join us on Wednesday, April 17 between 3:30 – 5:30 pm for this one of a kind workshop for youth ages 12 – 15 years! Registrants will learn the magic of traditional Ukrainian egg decoration through a process of application of beeswax, dyeing the egg and finally melting the beeswax for a stunning, colourful design. Take home your beautiful creation and wow your friends and family!

Must register for this workshop!
Register online at www.dawsoncreek.ca/register or by phone at 250-784-3604 or 250-782-SWIM (7946). 

Cost is $17.00 – all materials are supplied. Wear clothes that you don’t mind getting messy.

Caution: Hot tools and open flames will be used. 

Youth Drop-In Ball Hockey

If you are between 6 – 11 years old, join us Mondays between 4:00 – 5:00 pm at O’Brien gym for Drop In Ball Hockey! 

Equipment required: helmet with a faceguard, stick and gloves.

Drop in fee is $3 or you can buy an 11-session punch card for $30.00 (this punch card can be used for other youth recreation drop-in programs).

Red Cross Water Safety Week

June 2 – 7, 2019, is Water Safety Week, an annual Red Cross campaign to educate Canadians on how to stay safe around water and prevent drowning incidents.

Every year, approximately 520 Canadians die needlessly in unintentional water-related fatalities.

A high percentage of these preventable water-related fatalities consist of young children, almost always due to lack of or adequate supervision.

While you enjoy the summer months at cottages, lakes, and pools with your family, it’s important to keep these statistics and safety tips in mind to ensure the safety of your children:

  • The absence of effective adult supervision is a factor in 75 per cent of deaths by drowning for children under the age of 10. Whether it’s in a pool, the bathtub, or the beach, children should always be actively supervised – even if they can swim.
  • Children aged one to four accounted for 42 per cent of fatalities involving backyard pools.
  • Above-ground backyard pools are especially dangerous for small children, and were associated with 38 per cent of all deaths by drowning in home pools involving children less than 10 years of age.

While the ability to swim is important, swimming skills alone aren’t always enough to save a life. Learning water safety is key to preventing an emergency in or on the water, and also teaches what to do if you find yourself in an emergency situation.

Lifejacket (PFD) Day!

May 16 is Lifejacket (PFD) Day! Come down to the pool and meet Buckles, the Red Cross Lifejacket! He will be at the Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre during Swim Lessons:

  • 11:00am – 12:00pm
  • 1:00 – 2:00pm
  • 4:00 – 6:00pm

Information on Lifejackets and PFD’s will be available: why and when you should wear them, how to choose the right size for you & your children and much more!