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Monday, 23 July 2012 16:09

What does the Y mean to you?

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Enter to win $200! And help out your local YMCA too!

      We want to hear from you what you think is "My Y"/or "What has the Y done for me or can do for me?". This means we want to hear about our values: caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and inclusiveness.

      There will be two different age categories: 1. Ages 12-17, 2. Ages 18-30. One person from each category with be awarded a prize of $200. The winner is determined by who receives the most hit on YouTube. To vote go to our channel on YouTube: MyYMCA2012.

        To enter send all videos to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

RULES

  • Must be between the ages of 12-30
  • No swearing
  • Video must be no less than 1 minute, no more than 2 minutes
  • Video Submissions will be taken from July 23rd to August 26th
  • The winner will be chosen on August 27th
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 16:28

Community Coalition for Housing and Homelessness (CCHH)

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This is a program that is not new to the Community Youth Network, but very little people in Corner Brook are aware of the options for those who are homeless. It is a committee that is made up of community organizations that advocate for the needs and issues of homelessness. The committee meets monthly to discuss the current issues and develops solutions to help those individuals affected. There are also organizations around town that are partnered with CYN that have the ability to house these individuals. There have been many events and initiatives raising awareness on the issue in Corner Brook. Some initiatives in the past have been the CBC pancake breakfast, Habitat for Humanity, Raising the Roof Tuque Campaign, and Sleep out 24.  In the summer, you are more likely to see those who have no home and are searching for a place to stay. In the winter these people seem to "disappear", but the problem doesn’t. This organization offers initiatives toward safe housing to whoever needs it, when it is an emergency situation.

  If you know someone who is in need of housing NOW, whether they are couch surfing or wondering the streets contact the Community Youth Network at 639-1720.  

 

Wednesday, 27 June 2012 11:38

Opening of Updated Skatepark

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   The Corner Brook skatepark had been closed temporarily for the installation of new ramp equipment. On June 27, 2012 the park reopened to the public. The new ramps were a success, which attracted over 50 youth to the park on a hot and sunny day. The City of Corner Brook was pleased with the results and deemed it money well spent. There are more updates to come in the future, which includes additional equipment, garbage receptacles, landscaping and new fencing.

   There is still much more work to do and the city needs help from its citizens. Currently the park is entered in the TSN Sportscenter and Kraft Celebration Tour contest, along with hundreds of other skateparks all over Canada. In each province one skatepark will be awarded $25 000 towards new updates. You're probably asking what can you do? Go to http://www.kraftcelebrationtour.ca/nominations/detail/778/ and share this page on facebook and write on the nomination wall. By doing this you are placing a vote and increasing the chances of Corner Brook winning, out of the 18 towns in Newfoundland.

   Also, if you know someone who would like to host an event to raise funds for this cause, contact Lisa Osmond at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by phone 639-1720

   More updates to come!!

 

Community Coalition on Housing and Homelessness Pancake Breakfast

February 21st from 7-11am at St. John the Evangelist Church, Main St.

Admission: $5 Suggested Donation. Proceeds got to fighting homelessness in NL.

Monday, 09 January 2012 17:55

Winter Craft Fair and Bake Sale

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WINTER CRAFT FAIR AND BAKE SALE

FEATURING YOUTH ART EXHIBIT


Saturday March 3rd, 2012
Summerside Community Hall
10:00am to 4:00pm


The Community Youth Network - Corner Brook and Bay of Islands will be holding a Craft Fair and Bake Sale at the Summerside Community Hall on Saturday, March 3rd, 2012  from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

FEATURING:

Youth Art Exhibit
Soup and Chili Luncheon available for $5.00 per bowl (includes soup or chili,tea or coffee and bun)
Locally made handi crafts and baked goods

Donations of crafts, baked goods or your time would be greatly accepted and appreciated.

*All proceeds from the Craft fair and Bake sale will go toward youth programming on the North Shore*

Book a table to sell your wares by February 17th, 2012 for $10.00

To Book a table please contact Ashley Christopher, at 783-3103 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Thanks very much, hope to see you there!

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