Interlakes youth enjoy annual Kids Space vacation at the end of July

Interlakes’ youth group, Kids Space provided 18 youngsters with a whale of a vacation

This happy group participated in the Interlakes' youth group

This happy group participated in the Interlakes' youth group

Interlakes’ youth group, Kids Space, which is sponsored by the Cariboo Presbyterian Church, provided 18 youngsters with a whale of a vacation at Interlakes Hall during the last week of July.

Thanks to a $630 grant from the Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre in 100 Mile House, the group was able to purchase a program. In the past, they have always written it themselves.

Entitled “Weird AnimalsJesus’ love is one of a kind,” the story identifies with various people, telling them that He loves them and is always there for them.

Axol, an axolotl salamander from Mexico, defined the one “who is different;” Fern, the leafy sea dragon (who looks like a fish) defined the one who is “afraid;” Milton, the star-nosed mole was the one who was “left out;” Shred, the tenrec (like a hedgehog) was the one who “doesn’t understand;” and Iggy, the frilled lizard, defined the one who has “done wrong.”

Celia Visscher’s grandchildren, Jackie, Jackson and Jonathon were the work crew, and her granddaughter, 15-year-old Darby Howard, provided the music.

They were wonderful,” said spokesperson Elaine Adams, “a huge help, and they did everything we asked with a smile. And we were delighted that several visiting children, either residents’ grandchildren or tourists’ children, joined us for the fun.”

Kids Space is also most grateful to adult helpers: Elaine Adams, Cathy Cant, Deidre Davis, Celeste Faessler, Arlene Henzel, Pat Lytton and Celia Visscher.

Kids Space’s upcoming meeting dates are: Sept. 19; Oct. 3, 17 and 31 (with a stall at the Haunted Halloween Stables); Nov. 14 and 28; and Dec. 5.

Teen Space, for those aged 12 and up, meets for a camp-out at Sheridan Acres on Sept. 5-7; Oct. 4; Nov. 7 and Dec. 6.

All children and youth are welcome to participate.

Diana Forster is the Interlakes correspondent.