SUMMER SOCCER CAMP ’17SWB
Soccer Camp-Stories of Opportunity and Struggle from Alberta’s Prairie Immigration Boom to Today
This year’s SWB Soccer Camp has received generous support from The Calgary Foundations fund for Canada’s 150th Birthday. As always, each day of our week long soccer camp ends with a rally. The 120 children and 30 youth volunteers present at each rally will be visited by someone from the past who arrives in a time machine. Our time-traveling visitors will tell stories of what it was like to immigrate to Canada from as far back as 1867. They will tell of stresses in their home countries that caused them to flee. They will speak of opportunities for a new start. They will remember struggles they encountered along the way. They will then meet modern day immigrants who share the same motivations for coming to Canada and can identify with their struggles. These contemporary immigrants will be parents of children participating in camp.
On the last day of camp the whole community will be invited to a BBQ and celebration of Canada’s 150th. We will feature performances by multi-cultural youth in the city, including our own teens who will perform a drama presenting the point of view of Calgary’s indigenous population when the Prairie Immigration Boom started.
Ultimately, we will celebrate the rich diversity that is Canada and encourage one another to contribute to our Country in meaningful ways.