City hosts children’s summit

Cities Fit for Children, a bi-annual provincial summit, runs Nov. 12 and 13 at the Best Western Vernon Lodge.

People from around the province are converging on Vernon to discuss issues critical to children.

Cities Fit for Children, a bi-annual provincial summit, runs Nov. 12 and 13 at the Best Western Vernon Lodge.

“It brings together municipal officials, municipal and regional district staff, parks and recreation, aboriginal officials and staff, health care providers, educators, child and youth practitioners, business, faith groups and anyone interested in creating communities where families and children can thrive,” said Lynne Reside, one of the organizers.

Keynote speakers include Paul Born, an internationally acclaimed supporter of community development initiatives, Dr.  Suzanne Crowhurst Lennard, an advocate for livable cities, and Dr. Paul Kershaw, a lead proponent of GenSqueeze, a national group seeking equity for all generations.

Kershaw will also host an event Nov 11 at Checkers Bar and Grill that is open to the public.

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

“Activities, including a downtown dine-around, a presentation of youth photography on children’s rights, a presentation of children’s art and children’s music, are included.”

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