Mike Kent

Support for people in Nepal

The turnout was around 40-50 people, which considering all the other events going on that evening, was impressive.

Chris Stedile

Rossland News

For the second year and in partnership with Youth Week 2015, the Seven Summits Centre for Learning hosted RED Talks at the Miners Hall. Doors opened at 6:30 p.m. with the main event getting underway by 7 p.m..

The turnout was around 40-50 people, which considering all the other events going on that evening, was impressive.

The evening of community, inspiration and entertainment brought together many locals to speak on pertinent subjects that would hopefully shape the minds of youth in attendance, and get them thinking in new and creative ways.

“I really like it when the older people speak on bigger matters with us. We’re kids and we don’t know everything but this makes me feel like I’m included in what they do and the decisions in this town” said one open-minded youth at the talks.

In the end, the RED Talks were not only a platform for local speakers — such as councillor Andrew Zwicker who spoke on sustainability and future preparation — but a fundraiser for the school itself.

Close to $600 was raised and much of that will go into funding and resources for Seven Summits but mentor Jonny Coleshill said the money has another destination as well.

“We have one person from around here that has been very important to the success of this school and she has connections with Nepal and the earthquake there,” he said.

If everything goes as planned, a portion of the funds raised will go to support those affected by the quake earlier this year.

Coleshill felt the talks went very well, “All the speakers were of such great quality and passion for what they were speaking about.”

Overall, the talks are intended to impart a message with the youth of today, in regards to preparing for the future and thinking in their own ways.

“It’s kind of my schtick when I teach the kids. They’re going to be the next generation to take control and there are many important things they need to learn for the future.”


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