$15,000 youth grant

Rossland Youth Action Network (YAN) has been announced the recipient of a $15,000 dollar Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) grant.

Alicia Wallace


Rossland News


Rossland Youth Action Network (YAN) has been announced the recipient of a $15,000 dollar Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) grant. The grant funds will be used for Youth Week 2015 to be held the first week of May in various locations throughout Rossland.

YAN endeavours to bring social connection and allow bonding time for the city’s youth who now attend three separate education facilities as a result of recent school restructuring.

“We aim to promote events that create cohesion amongst kids in the community,” said Mike Kent, YAN’s coordinator.

Kent, who has over 17 years experience working with youth, would like to see more of Rossland’s adolescents attending secondary school at JL Crowe in Trail to be involved with the community group.

The activities planned for next year’s Youth Week aspire to include 90 to 95 per cent of Rossland’s 450 youth, aged between 12 and 18, engaged with at least one event. The program formatting will build on the success of this year’s event. Feature activities include a film festival, art show, art workshops and free movement workshops known as parkour.

The community group received the maximum amount fundable under the CBT Youth Grant Stream enabling them to increase the quantity of quality programming directed at youth in Rossland. YAN will be showing the Maze Runner at the Miners’ Hall on November 30 starting at 6 p.m.. For more details on YAN’s weekly activities visit their website at www.rosslandyan.ca or “like” them on Facebook www.facebook.com/RosslandYAN.


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