Giving youth a place to showcase their emotions

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Initially, 13-year-old Katie Rolfe didn’t want to attend the Acting For the Camera weeklong arts camp that occurred during the recent Labour Day long weekend.

But when someone came to her door and said that her school, Westmount Elementary School, had sponsored her to go, she decided to give it a try.

“I thought it was just going to be a whole bunch of random kids just coming and not really knowing what they’re doing. But now that I’m here, it just seems like we all know what we’re doing. We all know we just need to learn more,” Rolfe told the Times-Herald during the event. “It’s actually really fun. I’m glad (I came).”

The camp was sponsored by the Great Plains School of Arts Inc, the province’s Community Initiatives Fund, the South Hill Community Association Inc. and in partnership with Riverview Collegiate Institute (RVCI). It was held at RVCI for 16 area youth ages 11 and up.

“I think especially in Moose Jaw, but especially in Saskatchewan, I think there are so many artists out there,” said Leon Willey, the camp instructor and accomplished professional actor.

For more information, see an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: Times-Herald, RVCI, Westmount Elementary School Great Plains School of Arts Community Initiatives Fund South Hill Community Association Riverview Collegiate Institute

Geographic location: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

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