Children’s summit nears

The Cities Fit for Children Provincial Summit runs Nov. 12 to 13 at the Best Western Vernon Lodge

There is still time to sign up for a major conference on children.

The Cities Fit for Children Provincial Summit runs Nov. 12 to 13 at the Best Western Vernon Lodge, and the early bird registration rate has been extended until Friday.

“We all have a vested interest in making our communities the best possible places for children to grow and survive,” said Lynne Reside, event co-ordinator.

“Our goal is to provide the highest quality learning and networking experience.”

Keynote speakers include Paul Born, an internationally acclaimed supporter of community development initiatives, Dr.  Suzanne Crowhurst Lennard, a long-time  advocate for livable cities, and Dr.  Paul Kershaw, a researcher at the University of B.C.

Among the workshops will be baby-friendly communities, the B.C. adolescent health survey, community planning and children’s health, developing community relationships and literacy in the environment.

Summit registration information is available at www.vernon.ca/cf4c or by calling 250-938-5450.