Rainbow Youth Centre celebrates 40 years today with community event

Since 1982, the Rainbow Youth Centre has been a major contributor to the community of Regina.

Today, the centre is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

Every year, the Rainbow Youth Centre works with hundreds of youth members through various programs to help prepare them for a healthy and productive adult lifestyle.

The centre has decided to celebrate its anniversary along with the community with a string of events this afternoon.

“(We’re) starting at 1 o’clock with bouncy castles and a large obstacle course and popcorn and then starting at 2:30 we’re going to have a Round Dance for our community outside in Parkdale Park which is right across the street from Rainbow Youth (Centre),” says Jacqui Wasacase, Executive Director of the Rainbow Youth Centre.

After the Round Dance, the centre is hosting a BBQ at 4:30 p.m. in the park.

Wasacase says anyone and everyone is welcome.

Board members, youth members, staff, and volunteers will be at the events.

“The great thing about this being the 40th is that we have youth that were involved when it first started in 1982 that is still around here. We have youth that were involved that sit on our board now. We have youth that were involved that work here now. We have huge reaches out all over the place, so this is a really big deal,” says Wasacase.

Right now the Rainbow Youth Centre is offering 5 different programs that vary from after-school programs, employment help, new parent assistance, and much more.

The centre is also always looking for volunteers.

You can find more information on what the Rainbow Youth Centre has to offer and how to sign up as a volunteer on their website or Facebook page. You can also visit the centre at 977 McTavish Street anytime during their official open hours.

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