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SPEACC present to SDML board, request use of Wapanohk School for summer camp

Five RD Parker Collegiate students involved as youth members at city council presented to the school board Tuesday night about hosting a summer camp and the student elections coming up.


The SPEACC committee consists of Drew Heskin, Kendra Martinussen, Taylar Hanson-Oliveira, Ashley Singh, and Karisma Vyas, who told the board that they believe the summer camp would help reduce the amount of crimes committed in Thompson.


The committee explained that they will be inviting community members like RCMP officers, firefighters, paramedics, city councillors, and local Elders to help lead the workshops during the camp, which they’d like to take place at Wapanohk School in early July.


Heskin, who is the Youth Member for city council and the the Legislative and Intergovernmental Afair Committee, told the board that the camp would be for children ages 7-13, and they would be inviting community members to run the workshops, including firefighters, RCMP officers, local Elders, and city councillors.


SPEACC also talked about the upcoming student elections are RD Parker, who will shadow the current youth reps before succeeding them in the fall, and add that they plan to have the election be a fair, democratic vote.


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