Arts 4 Youth Program

Lakes District Arts Council Youth Programs

Over 1,100 students and guests from the music studios of Martina Zeckendorf and Becky Bowerbank; from the college of New Calendonia, Lakes District Secondary school, William Konkin Elementary School, Decker Lake Elementary School and Francois Lake Elementary School; and home schooling students have attended LDAC performances free of charge since 2008. Arts 4 Youth partners include School District #91(Nechako Lakes), The Rotary Club of Burns Lake, Free Growing Forestry, Ltd., Overwaitea Foods, All-West Glass, Tech North Solutions and Homeside Antiques.



Patricia Cano talks to an Arts
Youth guest following Patricia’s
concert in March, 2016.


Members of the Quebec-based vocal quartet signs a CD for Arts 4 Youth
guests in November, 2016.

Comments from Arts 4 Youth students and parents:

“Thank you very much for all that you do to bring art and music into our community. My kids and I value and appreciate the generous opportunities.”

“I have taken many children and parents to Arts Council concerts. We have waltzed in the balcony, peered inside a harpsichord, and modeled Calvin Dyck’s silly hats.”

“I really liked the music, the style, and how the instruments all worked together to make such a great harmony.”

“My son got tickets to the Quartetto Gelato concert. He’s taking violin lessons and he really enjoyed it, and had a great time.”

“We always enjoy live entertainment and appreciate all the hours volunteers give to our community! Our girls are often asking us to put on CDs at home from the concerts we’ve attended! We are inspired to become better musicians when we come to the concerts!”

“Thank you so much for the tickets for me and my mom to go on a date!”

Lakes District Arts Council youth projects also include:


Students from LDSS and WKE attended
school shows by Christine Tassan et les Imposteures.

image005Yarn and Sew On owner Linda Uchacz held
Pysanka egg decorating workshops with
young people, including LDSS students.

Rock ‘n’ roll camps in Grassy Plains and Burns Lake in summer ’16.

Summer art camps in partnership with local artists.

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