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Annual CFS Chance 2 camp held despite post-pandemic delay

The annual Chance 2 Camp Barbecue fundraiser for Portage la Prairie Children and Family Services is another event that has been postponed for two years by the pandemic. They held it last Thursday. It’s to help families send their kids to summer camps who need that extra money. It usually takes place in June, but they assured it won’t be missed.

Child and Family Services representative Rod Sveistrup says this is one of their main efforts to help young people each year.

“I think we’re happy it’s a start to get things back on track. The turnout has been good enough for us to make some money, and next year we’re going to ramp it up again and hopefully -the, people remember us for next year.”

He notes that the children have many activities and, depending on the camp, new skills are learned, including crafts and canoeing.

“One of the best things is that they get to meet new people and new friends,” Sveistrup continues. “They are always looking forward to doing it again the following year. There are between five and ten provincially accredited camps. We only use accredited camps. The family will decide, based on the years they have gone, what camp where they want to go. Then we pay for the camp.

Sveistrup says they are shooting for June next year to be back on track with the usual date.

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