Posted by Don Evans
Thursday, July 6 turned out to be a very special day, as we joined RYLA Lakelese at the Hendry farm. We were there as all 25 participants arrived and were checked in for the weekend of leadership development and fun. District RYLA Chair Lynda Rocha was on hand along with AG Brian Downie, Laurel Williams from Smithers and many others.
The youthful staff for the camp was headed by Marianna and her team of young people put on an outstanding program. Food was cooked up in the local Salvation Army Mobile Kitchen on site (which was supported by the Rotary Clubs in Terrace) - but it had to depart quickly on Friday after dinner to move south and help with the fire situation that had arisen - on to plan B!). The enthusiasm and flexibility of Rotarians was evident as the excellent youth program continued and changes were made behind the scenes.
RYLA continued on Friday with lots of activities and workshops - including a presentation by the DG. It is a real joy talking to the young people - and they are always eager to ask questions and learn. Our appreciation and congratulations to everyone who as involved in putting on RYLA Lakelse for an outstanding job. It was a great experience to be there, and we heard nothing but kudos from all the participants. Well done RYLA!