Over 800 youth will attend the Ignite Your Spark Youth Fair to experience spark opportunities by connecting with an adult spark champion come Wednesday, September 27.
Spark champions will engage youth in their shared spark, and help them discover ways to pursue their spark within our community. A spark is something that ignites passion and fuels creativity for youth. This fair is specifically designed to create that initial spark and help a student find a new hobby or potential career.
The Badlands Community Facility (BCF) will be packed with different activities from art and music to science and sports and everything in between.
Organizer April Harrison shared that the engaging nature of the fair will be very distinctive compared to other expos.
“It’s an opportunity for these kids to come along and try something and see if it ignites that spark in them if this is something they want to carry on with,” Harrison explained.
Students in grades five to 12 from local schools in Carbon, Delia, Drumheller, Morrin, and Wheatland Crossing will be in attendance.
With that being said, a confirmed 42 spark champions will be represented with more yet to be approved.
Some of the confirmed hands-on activities include; boxing, bull riding, scuba diving, cooking, parkour, computer animation, archery, go-karts, magic the gathering, and yoga to name a few.
“It’s super different to an expo. It’s not a you go along and you get information, leaflets from each table, no. Every single one of the things that are listed, you get to try some aspect of that thing. So with kayaking, you get to go out on the river. With scuba diving, it will be out at the Aquaplex in the outdoor pool,” said Harrison.
A massive sponsorship was provided by the Rotary Club of Drumheller.
The Drumheller & Area ASSET Development Coalition fosters the developmental assets that children and adolescents need to become healthy, caring, productive, successful adults.
They were the ones behind the scenes coordinating to make this nation wide fair available to students in Drumheller and area.
If anyone is interested in be- coming a spark champion and providing youth with a new spark, contact April Harrison at 403-823-1315 or by email at email@example.com