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CONTRIBUTION · 19th November 2010
Make Children First Network
National Child Day comes around every year to encourage us to pause and think of children and youth in our families, neighbourhoods, community and the world. On November 20th, Canada commemorates signing of United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child (1959) and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989).

To help families spent quality time with each other, Terrace’s child & youth serving organizations are coming together to sponsor free swim and skate on Saturday, November 20 in Terrace Arena. The skate includes free skate rental and hot chocolate. This year’s right to focus on is Freedom of Expression. A right we plan to encourage all to exercise. Service providers will be opening the multipurpose room at the Sportsplex for children to draw, paint, write or create a collage.

Free skate: 1:45 – 3:00 pm
Free swim: 2:00 – 4:30 pm
Children’s Activities: 1:30 – 4:30 pm

Any youth over 13 are welcome to attend the Youth Scavenger Hunt which takes place on Sunday, November 21 at 1 pm at Skeena Diversity Centre, 4617 Lazelle Ave. The event is organized by the Youth Advisory Committee.

Thanks to all the sponsors and supporters: Make Children First Network, Success by 6 Northwest, Kalum Community Schools Society, Ksan Society, Kermode Friendship Society, Terrace Women’s Resource Centre, Northern Health, City of Terrace, Skeena Diversity Society, Kitsumkalum First Nations, Kitselas First Nations, TDCSS, Ministry of Children and Family Development.

Valuing children TODAY, builds a heathy TOMORROW.