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This article was published 14/1/2014 (1311 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
In December 2013, Ralph Brown Community Centre came close to the cancellation of the centre’s Saturday drop-in program for kids.
It is very important to give young people opportunities to do constructive activities instead of destructive activities. Attendance numbers were considered low, but volunteers at the centre were able to convince funders to keep the program going.
In trying to help, I discovered community centre’s programs are not listed in the Winnipeg Leisure Guide, just contact numbers. Many people may not know what there are for activities at our community centres. So, I am starting with Ralph Brown Community Centre’s opportunities in this update.
We need kids to be involved to keep these opportunities running. If you don’t have kids, let your neighbours know about the activities.
• Ralph Brown Community Centre
- 460 Andrews St.
- Telephone: 204-586-3149.
- Free play from Monday to Friday, 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. for six to 12-year-olds.
- A focus on painting on Tuesdays.
- A focus on making movies on Thursdays.
- Other days, focus on skating, baking and entertainment
- From Monday to Friday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and later for nine to 14-year-olds:
- Open gym on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Cooking classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- On Fridays, lots of fun with PG movies, foosball, and pool with music providing a social environment.
- A variety of activities depending on plan, on Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
At Ralph Brown Community Centre, the monthly programming, events and planning are implemented through a youth outreach group called North End Opportunities Network (NEON). From Tiffany Iskierski, the programming co-ordinator:
"One Saturday a month we get together and celebrate the success of events, plan future events and look at what the kids/ youth would like to do at the centre. We feel that if we want the kids to come and keep coming, they should be treated as the vital and important community voices they are. All of our amazing programming is due to the vision and hard work of NEON which is run by a group ages nine to 60-plus."
January’s schedule can be found online at ralphbrowncc.wordpress.com/about/