Children Affected by Flooding to Benefit from Free Camp

By Brian Schultz

The University of Manitoba will help keep Aboriginal children busy this summer who have been displaced by flooding.

Hundreds of children and their families have been living in Winnipeg hotels since March — mainly those from First Nations communities.

To help keep youth busy, the university is offering a special Mini-U children’s camp for the upwards of nearly 280 children affected by flooding.

The university will cover the cost of the camp for one week, including transportation and lunches.

In June, instructors from the University of Manitoba’s WISE Kid-Netic Energy program volunteered to entertain and educate hundreds of youth from Peguis First Nation, Fairford First Nation, and St. Martin, Mb., at a science day camp.

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