Arts 4 Youth Program

Lakes District Arts Council Youth Programs 2018



Local artist and LDSS grad Natasha Glanville taught a workshop at William Konkin Elementary and Grassy Plains School, on how to draw horses.

LDSS Student Emma Moore, and Local artists Amy Dash, Lorna Hannett and Jill Elliott taught three days of art camps at Yarn and Sew On in Burns Lake in August.


The award winning children’s quartet The Kerplunks performed for about 400 students from Francois Lake, William Konkin and Decker Lake Elementary Schools in September

Rachelle van Zanten was joined by young people on stage during the ‘Hearten Lakes District Families’ benefit concert for Southside wildfire relief in September. The concert was a joint project  of the LDAC and the Lakes District Fall Fair Association.

Becky Bowerbank’s ‘Pilots of the Bow’ youth fiddlers played for
the first performance of LDAC’s thirteen season in September.


1363 students and guests have attended subscription season performances free of charge over the past ten years. A young audience member  danced on stage with Tom Landa and other members of the BC World Music Collective. The young dancer brought down the house!

An Arts 4 Youth guest gets her CD signed by Tonye Aganaba at the BC World Music Collective show in October at LDSS.

Arts 4 Youth guests meet fiddler Kalissa Landa at the BC World Music Collective show in October.

Here are some comments from Arts 4 Youth guests:

“The performance was entertaining. I enjoyed it, and felt inspired. It makes me want to practice my guitar more and to try writing my own songs.”
“I love that my daughter and mother and I got to share such an amazing evening. Thank you to the Arts Council for helping me to make lasting memories with my family.”
“It’s nice to see the support from the community for performances like this!”
Special thanks to the staff and administration of Decker Lake School, Francois Lake School, William Konkin Elementary School, Grassy Plains School and Lakes District Secondary School for supporting the 2018 youth projects and performances.

Lakes District Arts Council youth projects are presented through the partnership of: