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Multicultural Heritage Centre eyes kid cooking classes after trial

"This was good fun. It started easy, gradually got a little more difficult and then creative with some brownies."

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Adults in the Tri-Region have longbelieved kids have a place in kitchens and the Multicultural Heritage Centre is running with the idea.

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The facility in Stony Plain hosted a children’s cooking camp Nov. 12 and 13. The event saw a full slate of 10 area youth receive instruction on how to make different kinds of breads, design a café menu and those present also had the time to come together and play some games.

“With the restaurant no longer operating we found ourselves with a kitchen space which was not being used,” Multicultural Heritage Centre Animateur Twyla McGann said. “This was good fun. It started easy, gradually got a little more difficult and then creative with some brownies.”

The initiative may continue in the future. While on the surface it provides skills to those who may not have them McGann added there is a deeper level to the project. It is one which strikes at their core mission and a key need which has been heightened in the COVID-19 era.

“It all becomes a part of strengthening our community,” she said. “We are making sure our children are resilient by teaching them some extra life skills and helping families with childcare for the day. It is a support we can offer during these times where almost everyone is struggling.”

More information about what is happening at the site can be found by going to multicentre.org. Upcoming events which will be offered to the community include an artist market Dec. 5 which is intended to give people a chance to get the “perfect unique item for the holidays.”

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