Supporting our Youth

July 8, 2018

As a way of participating in Compete to Contribute, Cohesive Communities is hosting a fun family event to support the launch of the Stony Plain Youth Centre’s bike repair program.

The Stony Plain Youth Centre has plans to develop a new program for our community youth, which would teach them the necessary skills to build and repair bikes. The goal of the program is to provide expert mentorship learning opportunities for youth to develop bicycle repair skills to service the community. This genius program would not only build confidence and competence in our skilled youth, but it also provides an opportunity for them to contribute to their community.

On Saturday, July 14 at 10 am, you can join other families and community members during a FUN RUN WALK BIKE RIDE event starting at High Park School in Stony Plain. This is fun event with a short route to John Paul II School and finishing back at High Park. There is no fee to participate, however they are asking for pledges to raise money for the bike program.

The event is to also raise awareness of Cohesive Communities – a grassroots local organization that advocates for inclusion of children with special needs. A future hope for the SPYC bike program is to collaborate with the non-profit organization You Can Ride Too, to repair or service bikes for children with special needs. All monies raised during the FUN RUN event on Saturday will go towards the development of the youth bike repair program.

Bring your family, skateboards, roller blades, scooters, bikes, or just your walking shoes and show up for your community and this great cause! You can pre-register to receive a pledge form by contacting Melody Willier at williermelody@gmail.com, or just show up at 10 am with your donation.

Compete to Contribute provides a means for youth associations and non-profit organizations to compete in performing acts of service to their community. Winning groups receive cash prizes based on their level of engagement and impact. For more information, visit www.competetocontribute.com.

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