Tell me about Kinbridge?
Kinbridge community association is a fantastic community organization that works in the community around Churchill park and Southwood resource centre they do a lot of great work with the community there. They do fantastic activities like Bike rodeos, or sports nights and summer camps which I’m more involved with. Kinbridge works hard in outreaching to a variety of communities and diverse community members which is really fantastic.
When did you first get involved?
I started working for Kinbridge three years ago when I started with their summer camps and I did some volunteering with their other events and since then I’ve been kind of hooked you could say and I’ve been doing stuff with them throughout the three years. I work at the summer camps which are long shift days but you have such high energy just from the staff and the environment around here and that’s really fantastic so you just keep going. From then I kind of did the afterschool programs once in a while and sports nights that have such a different feel. The community aspect and the working with kids is something that I really enjoy and I really like working with Kinbridge for.
I like to say I have an impact on the kids. It’s hard to tell with certain kids because how they react but for the most part you I find that working with the kids is really really good especially in summer camp you can see their growth throughout the summer or throughout the week that they are there, and it’s really great to see how they start the beginning of the week or night and where they are at the end of the week or the end of the night. Sometimes the change is they are more shy and then become more open or they are more willing to try new things or interact with other peers. Or maybe even civil disputes that they had in the beginning of the week and are open to more new ideas which is just fantastic to see.