›› Kathryn Juricic

Student Dinner returns in September!

The warm breeze of August is still in the air but we know what September beckons. With the changing of seasons comes the beginning of school. Tis’ the season! We’ve got one more thing to add to the ­calendar. Every week on Wednesdays ­evenings ­starting September 12th, from 5:30-7:30pm in the Fernwood ­Community Centre gymnasium, there will be a meal served for youth in the neighbourhood to enjoy.

Student Dinner Night is an opportunity for students in middle-school, high-school, and post-secondary to come together and enjoy a delicious meal in community. This weekly meal offers vegetarian and meat options, aiming to bring together youth in a positive, inclusive, and supportive space. Plus, the meal is made from 90% reclaimed foods and is by-donation. Everyone is ­welcome to bring re-usable containers for take-homes and tomorrow’s lunch.

Student Dinner Night will also feature a rotating schedule of activities to ­accompany dinner including: singer-songwriters, art shows, spoken word poetry nights, zine making, crafts, and more!

We are currently looking for dedicated youth volunteers to help set-up, greet, serve, and tear-down the dinner every Wednesday. This is a great opportunity to learn valuable skills and gain volunteer hours!

If you’re interested in volunteering or being a part of Student Dinner, please ­contact kathryn@fernwoodnrg.ca.