May 4, 2004
Lumsden Youth Recognized for
The entire community of Lumsden is
benefiting from the volunteer efforts of Lumsden High
Students are transforming an empty field
behind the school into a natural green space, and
SaskEnergy is proud to support the young volunteers'
efforts. A $500 grant was presented to student
organizers this morning as part of the SaskEnergy Youth
Enviro-Action Awards in partnership with Volunteer
The awards are in recognition of Global
Youth Service Day, April 16, 2004. SaskEnergy is the
first corporate partner to promote this initiative in
"SaskEnergy is dedicated to addressing
the needs of communities through service and sees this
partnership with Volunteer Canada as a step toward
ensuring volunteerism remains a strong part of
Saskatchewan communities, "said Leslie Gosselin,
SaskEnergy Manager of Community Relations & Advertising.
"This partnership is important because nearly half of
the people in Saskatchewan get involved in community
initiatives every year, the highest level of
participation of any province."
The Lumsden High School Grounds
Naturalization Project is creating a natural area that
can be used by students, residents and travelers on the
Trans-Canada Trail. Planning began last fall, and
students hope to have the work completed by June 2005.
In addition to the plants and paths, the park will
include benches, picnic tables and a gazebo to serve as
an outdoor classroom.
"Through the ongoing work of the
Canadian Volunteerism Initiative, Volunteer Canada has
established, and continues to support, local networks of
volunteer-involving organizations from coast to coast,"
said Tracey Mann, President, Volunteer Canada. "We
celebrate and recognize Canada's 6.5 million volunteers
through National Volunteer Week, Global Youth Service
Day, December 5 - I WILL Volunteer and the Canadian
Forum on Volunteerism."
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