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May 4, 2004 - Lloydminister Youth Recognized for Environmental Stewardship


May 4, 2004

Lloydminister Youth Recognized for Environmental Stewardship

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.

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The awards are in recognition of Global Youth Service Day, April 16, 2004. SaskEnergy is the first corporate partner to promote this initiative in Saskatchewan.

"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 school

"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."

For more information, please contact:

Leanne Persicke
Communications Consultant
SaskEnergy
306.777.9980
LPersicke@saskenergy.com