Welcome our new Katimavik Volunteer

Kayla's painting Fourth Friday's Guelph

Hello. My name is Kayla I am from Kelowna, BC. I am apart of the 6 month Katimavik program and am here to volunteer where I am needed.

I “work” at Hillside and 10 Carden for Fourth Fridays. The first thing I will tell you about is why I joined Katimavik. I wanted to help in the Canadian Environment and I think I could offer new ideas and two hands for the communities that are in need of help. Another part of why I joined Katimavik was to see more of Canada and since I have been in Guelph, I have definitely-grown roots here and would love to stay even though it’s been only 12 days. Guelph is a great place to be in terms of how green it is and in the aspect of how kind and loving the people here are. I’m hoping I can also make positive changes in Guelph such as cleaning up the streets with the Katimavik house and also having that spread into the Guelph community.

Some other information I can tell you about myself is who I was before I came to Katimavik. I graduated from Rutland Senior secondary school in 2011. Art was my main subject of interest and I have been creating for years. In grade 9 I got a piece of my artwork in the local art Gallery. I also participated in 2 mural classes at The Rotary Center for the arts. The last one of the murals resulted in my fellow classmates and I getting in the Kelowna Snap Magazine. I have always enjoyed art which is why I was inspired to be apart of Fourth Fridays. Some of the people that have driven me towards art are Vincent Van Gogh, Picasso, Blu, and Amy Sol. I am hoping I can do everything I can for my work placements and more because this is an extremely great opportunity for me to help out and more importantly learn.