Our experience with the teenagers of Côte-des-Neiges was enriching for all of us, especially in terms of social relationships. Throughout different activities, such as basketball and soccer, we developed good and positive relationships with the youth. Working outside this summer has been fun for every animator. Even thought the weather hasn’t always been by our side, we’ve spent most of our mandate playing outside with the youth. Planning special activities for them asked us a lot of organization, but it was rewarding to see the kids and teenagers enjoying them. Doing sports wasn’t the only thing we did: for some youth, talking with them was enough to create a link, and it allowed us to better understand what it is like to be a teenager in Côte-des-Neiges. Getting to know the teens, watching them get animated when we bring out a ball, cards or a frisbee, really helped us understand the importance of the parks animators project in Côte-des-Neiges.
The park animators