Thursday night marked the third Teen Social Club (TSC) gathering hosted by FCSS and the theme for this week is tie-dye.
Teens get to go to McArthur Place, where dinner is free, and hangout with their friends while tie-dying shirts.
The TSC is similar to the Chillzone night’s FCSS used to host before COVID-19, except the TSC run’s on Tuesday through Thursday from 6:00-8:30pm.
Each night there are only eleven teens allowed to register to help with social distancing at McArthur Place.
Christine Martin, the FCSS Community Outreach Worker, is enjoying having everyone back together again.
“It was just really cool to see all the kids come, and a lot of them haven’t seen each other since the last Chillzone night when we did archery on March 13,” said Martin.
“They were all really excited to be able to see each other face-to-face and not only through a screen anymore. I think they have all really missed each other.”
Teens are served food from a different restaurant in Lac La Biche every week and this week’s restaurant is Taras Pizza.
To stick to Alberta Health Service’s guidelines, FCSS staff wore masks and gloves while handing out the pizza, wings, and ice cream for dessert.
What makes TSC unique is that everyone involved is able to contribute ideas on potential themes for upcoming weeks.
They are planning on doing another improv night and a 1950’s themed night with a costume contest.
“We do what we can to offer these programs for people to start socializing again.” said Martin.
“It’s great to help get the children out of the house, and they are in a safe environment where you know they are going to be supervised and have fun with their friends.”
Next week’s theme is all about photography and one of the teen leaders, Ainsley Kruk will be showing the group how to take a good picture.
To register for the Teen Social Club next week, email Christine Martin at [email protected], or call her at 780-520-7183.