Youth advisory committee hopes for free roller skating this summer

PUSLINCH – Puslinch’s Youth Advisory Committee members Katey Whaling and Carter O’Driscoll presented the committee’s proposed logo and committee goals and objectives to council at its March 22 meeting.

They also made a recommendation for drop-in roller skating at the Optimist Recreation Centre during the summer months. 

The youth committee is new and this was their first presentation to council.

O’Driscoll presented his winning proposed logo for council’s approval.

It features linked hands in a circle to represent unity and collaboration. The linked hands symbolize diversity, equity, and inclusivity, and convey the message that if we work together we can better achieve our common goals.

Equality focus

“It means we are all equal,” O’Driscoll told council as he explained the drawing.  

With a little assistance from staff, the committee members also shared their proposed goals and objectives, which include three events to promote youth engagement in the community – a drop-in sports day at the community centre, where youth can play any number of sports; a hobbies day where youth can play games, fly remote controlled planes or other activities; and a booth at the Fall Fair with activities for youth. 

Whaling presented the Youth Advisory Committee recommendation that the township offer drop-in roller skating during the summer months at the Optimist Recreation Centre. 

With the ice removed from the rink during the warmer months, Whaling said that adding drop-in roller skating could provide another fun and active recreational opportunity for residents of all ages.  

Logo, goals approved

Council approved the logo and the stated goals and objectives of the committee and will explore whether free drop-in roller skating is feasible.