REPORTING · 22nd August 2013
The Kitimat Child Development Centre held a community summer party for children twelve and under on Tuesday, August 20th.
“We just wanted to invite all the families in the community to come up to the CDC and have some fun,” said Cheryl Lippert.
There were several activities for young children including face painting, games, an obstacle course, bubbles and food.
“The Child Development Centre is a non-profit society and our mission is to serve children, youth and families,” said Margaret Warcup. “We’re providing services for Children, youth, families, individuals from developmental delays to grandparents who care for their grandchildren to housing to welcoming communities, we want to be a non-profit society that can meet the needs that are identified in Kitimat for people to be healthy here in our community.”
Warcup told us that they plan to change the name of the Child Development Centre in the next couple of years because of all of the different aspects of the community they serve.
“We’ve expanded from being a Child Development Centre where our focus, our roots, where we started, was working with working with children with Developmental disabilities, we’ve evolved, we’ve moved forward we’re a wide range agency now trying to meet needs in Kitimat, working collaboratively with everybody because we believe in that, we believe in that, we believe in working together,” said Warcup.
Madison and Jessica Mayor
Dean Millard and Jack Metz blow bubbles outside the CDC