Firing up the BBQ Thursday and Friday in support of WCS youth programs

Today and tomorrow, Woolwich Community Services wants to feed you some lunch, and for a good cause.

As part of a fundraising effort for the youth centre at the Woolwich Memorial Centre, WCS is hosting a barbeque from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 4 and 5.

Being held right outside of the WCS Thrift Shop on Memorial Avenue, the barbeque will be helping to bring updated and new activities to the youth centre during the sidewalk sale along Arthur Street/

WCS youth worker Shianna Hofstetter says the event is all about bringing in more supplies and a variety of options for kids in Woolwich Township.

“The money raised go towards things like craft supplies to keep the kids occupied and things like the pool table we got a couple of years ago, and other activities for the youth at the centre,” she said.

Hungry folks can get their lunch at the barbeque with a burger, chips and a pop for $4, or a hotdog, chips and a pop for just $3. The kids at the youth centre will also be making candy kebabs for a sweet treat to finish of the meal.

For Laura Dunne, a summer student at WCS, the facility is a great cause to support.

“It is all about the youth centre,” she said. “Any kids from the community can go there and spend the day there. There is plenty to keep them busy,” she said, adding that it is one of the only places in town that kids can just drop in and hang out for a small annual membership fee. “They are our youth and we want them to have the opportunity to get out of the house, get active and make some new friends.”

The youth centre is open at the Woolwich Memorial Centre from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. from Tuesday to Friday when school is on.

To learn more about what activities the youth centre offers, visit them on Facebook, or visit

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