MBTI Announce New Urban Agriculture Day Camp for Charity
June 28, 2021
WINNIPEG – The newly opened Manitoba Building Trades Institute (MBTI) announces their summer day camp sessions Urban Agriculture 4 Kids. The weeklong day camp is for kids who love nature and want to learn more about planting and growing food in the city. All net proceeds from the camp will be donated to Career Trek, a charity supporting youth education and career development.
MBTI is home to a fully operational Aquaponics Greenhouse, an Outdoor Garden and an Apiary. Sustainability is a key pillar of MBTI’s operations and values. The extensive renovation of a new facility created an avenue for this investment in food production and learning facilities.
“We wanted to do our part and create an experience for kids in our community over the summer,” says Carmen Grey, Horticultural Manager at MBTI. “Kids are already learning about climate change and the importance of local food production, so we think there will be a lot of interest in a day camp like this.”
MBTI is a current partner of Career Trek and wanted to assist the charity in raising additional funds for their youth career programs. “We are thrilled to see this unique day camp get off the ground with our partners at MBTI,” says Rhonda Taylor, CEO at Career Trek. “Funds raised will allow us to continue our own summer programs for youth who may not have the opportunity to attend a camp otherwise.”
Urban Agriculture 4 Kids Day Camp Information
Who Can Participate? Ages 10 and 11 (Grades 4 and 5)
When? Monday – Friday; 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Session 1: July 12 – 16 2021 Session 2: August 9 – 13 2021
Cost? $225.00 / per participant / per week.
MBTI Day Camps will run according to all current public health restrictions. Registration is open now and is first come first serve. Parents and Guardians are encouraged to visit www.mbtrades.ca/daycamp2021 for more details and to register.
ABOUT CAREER TREK
Career Trek is a registered charity that helps young people discover the importance of education and career development. Career-oriented programming, complete with hands-on activities, ignites participants’ passion for learning. Career Trek inspires young people to recognize their own potential. Learn More: https://careertrek.ca/
ABOUT MANITOBA BUILDING TRADES INSTITUTE
Manitoba Building Trades Institute (MBTI) opened its doors in January 2021 as the training and workforce development branch of Manitoba Building Trades. The 70,000 square foot facility in central Winnipeg is comprised of state-of-the-art training facilities, interactive classrooms and lecture hall, student amenities, and the Try The Trades™ Manitoba Building Trades Exhibition Hall. MBTI is committed to excellence in the construction industry. We know that safe, skilled, and highly productive labour starts with training. www.MBTI.ca
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