New look for Bay Roberts sum­mer pro­gram

The Compass - - SPORTS - BY NICHOLAS MERCER THE COM­PASS

There are changes com­ing to the sum­mer recre­ation pro­gram in Bay Roberts.

Gone is the old sys­tem, in its place fea­tures one with weekly themes for chil­dren of all ages.

“Af­ter so many years of do­ing the same kind of thing, I thought it was time for a change,” said Ian Flynn, the town’s recre­ation di­rec­tor. “You kind of fall into a pat­tern of do­ing the same thing over and over, so I kind of went out­side the box a lit­tle bit this year.”

He said that af­ter last year, he felt the pro­gram for­mat as it stood then had be­come stale.

“It puts a new, fresh face on the pro­gram,” said Flynn.

There are also hopes the new look will jump-start a pro­gram that saw a 50 per cent drop in 2012 from 2011.

More flex­i­ble

One thing that Flynn hopes will draw chil­dren back to the pro­gram is the op­tion to sign up for four weeks at a time. Gone is the set amount of money for a set num­ber of weeks.

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