Posted: April 11, 2023
Community Kitchen in West Shore had an excellent turnout for their recent Youth Dinner event. Over 100 youth attended and enjoyed a delicious meal prepared by three past participants, a practicum student, and facilitator Tina Tulloch.
Youth ate 54 premade sandwiches, 90 make-your-own sandwiches, and 150 8oz portions of soup. Three past participants helped with the cooking. Additionally, 22 portions of soup were left for West Shore Parks and Recreation (WSPR) to give to youth needing food in their facilities. Another 22 portions of soup were given to West Shore families with children in the SD62 district.
The feedback from the youth was overwhelmingly positive, with many complimenting the taste of the soup and expressing gratitude for the free meal.
The success of the Youth Dinner event was a heartening moment for WSPR staff, who were impressed by the peaceful and enjoyable atmosphere created by the participants. A fun fact of the night was that they fed so many youths in just 15 minutes! Overall, the event was a huge success, leaving many with full bellies and full hearts
Our Thrive team acknowledges that our agency stands and works on the unceded Lək̓ʷəŋən territory of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations. We also acknowledge the five W̱SÁNEĆ communities: W̱JOȽEȽP (Tsartlip), BOḰEĆEN (Pauquachin), SȾÁUTW̱,(Tsawout) W̱SIKEM (Tseycum) and MÁLEXEȽ (Malahat), as well as the Sc'ianew (Beecher Bay), T’Sou-ke, and Pacheedaht Nations and the Spune’laxutth’ (Penelekut) tribe where our work extends. We are committed to acknowledging our relationship with these unceded lands and communities, at staff and Board meetings, and during our hosted events. We encourage the evolving learning and awareness of our staff, Board, and the Thrive community, discovering and striving for meaning and personal connection within each acknowledgement.Statement of Reconciliation
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