New West youth invited to become ambassadors

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Do you know a youth who wants to represent the city and travel?

The New Westminster Youth Ambassador Society is looking for young men and women aged 15 to 18 who can represent New Westminster throughout Metro Vancouver and the province.  An information session for New West youth (or those living on the Burnaby border or attend school in New West) and their parents is being held on Monday, June 3 at 7 p.m. at the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce, 201-309 Sixth St.

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Throughout the year the youth ambassadors volunteer at a variety of events around town. Along with gaining leadership skill and contributing to the community, they can earn volunteer credit hours for school and have an opportunity to earn grant toward their post-secondary educations.

Lynn Radbourne, who founded the society, said the program isn’t a competition, but is about teambuilding. She said it offers a lot of skills youths can use in the future and provides experiences they might not otherwise have.

“Some of the things the team has done this year are as diverse as you can get,” she said in an email to the Record. “Everything from helping at the New Westminster Symphony, to helping release 5,000 baby salmon into the river, to dressing up and attending the BC & Alberta Guide Gala, where they presented them with a cheque for $500 in support of puppies in training.”

For more information, visit www.nwyas.org, email nwyas@shaw.ca or call Lynn Radbourne at 604-524-5675.

 

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