Village of Queen Charlotte Council briefs

  • Tue Jul 28th, 2015 8:00pm
  • News

Teen Centre successThe Teen Centre is closed for the summer and will see its programs returning in mid-September. Village council learned that an increase in chaperones at teen dances have led to better behaviour of teens. The mandatory bag check has also cut down on youth drinking at dances. There were 10 events held at the youth centre in the month of May. More than 72 youth attended various events throughout the month, the more popular event being the water balloon fight and a boat tour of Skedans. Library plansA five-year term has come and gone for the Queen Charlotte branch of the Vancouver Island Regional Library. An input session is planned for July 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Eric Ross room of the Queen Charlotte Community Hall. This will be the community members chance to have a say in what they would like to see from their library. This is the chance to have a say in how the library will run for the next five years. Volunteer accessAn eight-month pilot project for volunteer registration will soon be underway in Queen Charlotte. New software will allow volunteers to create their own profile and update their personal information, indicating preferences in terms of time, type of work, location of work. Basic volunteer profile information can be transferred between organization which means that volunteers only have to complete information once for multiple organizations. The Village of Queen Charlotte relies heavily on volunteers to perform any number of community services; from firefighting to running the food bank, harbour authority, youth sports coaches. The Village has ordered the software and will undertake setting up and training staff to use it.  There may also be an opportunity for other organizations to share in the software as it does have the capacity.  The Funding for the project by Gwaii Trust Community Innovation grant and Economic Development funding isprovided to MEIDS by the Village.