May 4, 2004
LaRonge's Youth Recognized for
Students at Churchill High School in
LaRonge are leading their community in a recycling
Students are collecting recyclable
material, and they're also educating residents on their
new program. 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."
Students are volunteering to collect and
recycle material from the school and neighborhood. While
the young people do a spring clean up in the community,
they're also delivering flyers to homes to inform
residents of the paper recycling depot at the school.
The initiative began this spring, and organizers hope to
continue it into the fall.
"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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