Katimavik welcomes British Columbia MLA Sheila Malcolmson to Nanaimo event
August 2, 2020 – Katimavik was honoured to welcome British Columbia MLA Sheila Malcolmson to a paint night hosted by the Nanaimo house in partnership with the Signs of Hope Mini-Mural Festival this week.
The event was held in a safe, socially-distanced manner at Bowen Park’s lower picnic shelter.
Katimavik Project Leader Caleb McIntyre and 11 Participants welcomed members of the Nanaimo community to spend a lovely evening painting and getting to know one another.
The Participants also had the chance to learn from Ms. Malcolmson, who came to the paint night following a busy day at the British Columbia Legislature.
“We are so very grateful to Ms. Malcolmson for taking the time to engage with Katimavik Participants,” said Katimavik Chief Executive Officer John-Frederick Cameron.
“Her support and encouragement have inspired them. Katimavik Participants can’t wait to make an impact in the Nanaimo community and contribute during the Pandemic.”
Katimavik offers young adults opportunities to gain life skills and work experience while contributing to community development through volunteerism. The word ‘Katimavik’ originates from the Inuktitut language, meaning ‘meeting place’. Since 1977, Katimavik has brought young Canadians together to learn, to exchange culture and language, and to help build stronger communities across Canada. Katimavik aims to help youth become engaged, caring citizens and capable contributors and leaders for a better Canada. We do this through the development of 21st-century skills, experiential learning, and civic engagement.