Youth Summer Activities – Art, Outdoors and Canning!

Upcoming activities for the Wei Wai Kum Youth include a diverse blend of activities, including art (workshops with George Hunt Jr. and one on beading); outdoor activities (a beach day, participation in a traditional river cleanse and fishing at the pier) and a workshop on canning salmon and jam.

August 13: Native Art Day with George Hunt Jr.
(Split age groups) Max. 10 kids per session
Ages: 10 -16 – 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Ages 6 – 9 – 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Drop-off/ Pick-up: Old Kwanwatsi Daycare, back of the Big House

August 14: Saratoga Beach
Max. 14 kids
Ages: 7-15 – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Note: Lunch will be provided
Drop-off/ Pick-up: Thunderbird Hall
Pack: Sunscreen, towel, bathing suit, beach toys

August 15: Traditional River Cleanse  – Everyone Welcome
No Age Restriction – 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Note: Lunch will be provided
Drop-off/ Pick-up: Tyee Spit Playground

August 16: Beading
(Split age groups) Max. 14 kids per session
Ages: 5 – 9 – 10 a.m. – 12 noon
Ages 10 -16 – 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Drop-off/ Pick-up: Thunderbird Hall

August 17: Discovery Pier Fishing Trip
Max. 12 kids
Ages: 7-15 – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Drop-off/ Pick-up: Thunderbird Hall
Pack: Sunscreen, lunch
Optional: Personal lures (at your own risk), a book, Salmon Conservation Stamp

Please ensure your child has a Tidal Waters Fishing License
(BC Fishing License:
or Fishing Permit from A-Tlegay and that we have a copy on file for them. Email the licence or permit to:

If this is missing, unfortunately we will have no choice but to send them home. If you need any assistance with this process, please call at 250-286-6949 ext.115. Thanks!

On Aug. 21 the Wei Wai Kum Youth Program will host a workshop teaching our youth how to preserve salmon and jam through canning. The class will be led by Roberta Latimer and will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is space for 14 kids from ages 7-15. The workshop will be held at Thunderbird Hall and there will be hall activities to take part in during the lengthy canning process.

Media Release Forms:

The First Nations Health Authority is  writing a publication about canning and would like to take photos of our youth learning about the process. These will be released through their channels and as such it requires a separate media release form from the one we use. Both can be emailed to, submitted to reception at the Band Office or brought to the event.

If you do not wish your child to be photographed or interviewed, please write “I do not give consent for my child to be photographed or interviewed” with your child’s name on the FNHA Media Release Form.

FNHA Media Release Form

Youth Program Media Release Form

Youth Activity Permission Form

If you have any further questions, please contact Youth Worker Jessica Rhodes or Assistant Youth Worker Tayte Latimer at 250-286-6949 ext. 115. Thank you!