Spring Break Camp a fun week for inner-city children

Generous donors make free day camp possible

Learning to build a titp at Spring Break camp - photos by Angeline Nelson

Learning to build a tipi at Spring Break camp – photos by Angeline Nelson

A community day camp for up to 20 children and youth is providing fun learning experiences at UWinnipeg’s Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre throughout the spring break week. Activities include lessons in robotics, working with snap circuits (electronics), science experiments, arts and crafts, Anishinaabe language classes and Anishinaabemowin games, Jiu Jitsu lessons (martial art), and more!

There is no cost to participants who range in age from 9 to 14, thanks to funding provided by the Winnipeg Foundation and the Tea for Wii Chii hosted by Jennifer Roblin & Friends. A free nutritious lunch and snacks are also provided.

“We believe in providing exceptional learning opportunities for all youth.  The University of Winnipeg is committed to delivering fun and low-barrier programming that allows children to explore science and Indigenous languages on our campus,” said Jarita Greyeyes, Director, Community Learning & Engagement, UWinnipeg. “Camps like these spark a lifelong love of learning and exploration whilecreating safe spaces to learn and grow.”

The spring break day camp runs from March 27th to March 31st from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Tipi

Tipi

About Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre

The Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre is a bridge between The University of Winnipeg and the Aboriginal and inner-city communities.  The Centre provides educational and capacity building opportunities for children, youth and families.  It is designed to reflect community need for an educational gathering place that is inclusive, to break down the barriers to post-secondary education.  The Centre provides free and open access to computers in the RBC Community Learning Commons, to meeting space such as the North West Company Heritage Room, as well as a number of free educational and cultural after-school and summer programs.  Thousands of community members participate in programming run by the Centre each year.

Media contact:

Diane Poulin, Senior Communications Specialist, The University of Winnipeg

204.988.7135,
d.poulin@uwinnipeg.ca

 

Camp contact: 

Angeline Nelson, Program Coordinator, Wii Chiiwaakanak
204-258-2951
an.nelson@uwinnipeg.ca

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