May 4, 2004
Naicam's Youth Recognized for
Students at Naicam School will be
enjoying their lunches outside in their new butterfly
and bird garden.
Their newly constructed courtyard is
being transformed into an attraction area for birds and
butterflies. 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."
The students are encouraged to eat their
lunch outdoors, and to make it more enjoyable, flowers
and shrubs have been planted in the new courtyard and in
front of the school to attract butterflies and birds.
Students were also treated to a visit from Earthcare
Connections. The Earth Balloon is 17 feet high and shows
an accurate representation of land and water on the
outside, and inside, it gives students a look at 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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