FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Child Development Centre will be celebrated across the community this month, as Mayor Lori Ackerman is set to proclaim February as CDC Month.

The CDC will work with a variety of businesses in the community as they host events to support the CDC, leading up to the 47th annual CDC Talent Show.

The CDC Talent Show will be used to raise funds to develop future initiatives, including the expansion of their lending library. This year the event will be held virtually on March 5th.

Last year, the funds raised through the talent show helped with building upkeep costs, as well as an upgrade to the computer server.

Talent Show coordinator Crystal Kalas says the event has raised anywhere from $75,000 to $100,000 in the past. She says while it may be challenging to receive the same support, she is just excited to be able to host the talent show and have community participation.

The Fort St. John Child Development Centre (CDC) has a collage of services and programs that it offers to children with special and typical needs and their families. The CDC provides a family-centered approach, treating families with dignity and respect, while recognizing individual and cultural differences. The CDC team encourages and fully supports family participation in developing goals and programs for their children.