Kids summit fit for Vernon

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

Individuals from across the province interested in youth and families are coming to Vernon.

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

“We expect an enthusiastic response from our community, region and province to the many learning and networking opportunities that this event will provide,” said Lynne Reside, event co-ordinator.

The summit is being hosted by the City of Vernon and the North Okanagan Early Years Council.

“Our goal is for communities to increase their capacity to support families through development of a shared vision and increased cooperation and collaboration,” said Reside.

“It will be of interest to municipal government and staff, school districts, health authorities, aboriginal leaders and service providers, child and youth practitioners,  advocates, business, faith groups and anyone concerned about healthy, vibrant cities and healthy and thriving children and youth.”

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.

“Presenters from throughout the province will provide delegates with a wide variety of workshop choices. Community activities will showcase our city,” said Reside.

Planning for the summit has involved local government, child and youth practitioners, business, health professionals, aboriginal stakeholders and other interested community citizens.

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