May 4, 2004
Lloydminister Youth Recognized for
Lloydminister's Queen Elizabeth
School Knights are going green.
Over 40 students joined the newly formed
Eco-kids Club at Queen Elizabeth School this spring, and
the group is now working to promote environmental
awareness. SaskEnergy is proud to support the young
volunteers' efforts. A $500 grant is being awarded to
students as part of the SaskEnergy Youth Enviro-Action
Awards in partnership with Volunteer Canada.
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."
Queen Elizabeth students have broken
into teams to spread the environmental word. They are
developing a website to be placed on the main Eco-kids
Club website (www.ecokidsonline.com),
and an eco-facts calendar was designed and posted for
students during the month of April. As well, the
students started a recycling team, placed large garbage
cans on their playground and planted flowers around the
"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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