Going out in style
Youth volunteers stoke up the barbecue to say thank you

Anne-Marie Jennings
Northern News Services

NNSL (Aug 12/98) - The Youth Volunteer Corps of Yellowknife found themselves with a few extra hotdogs on their hands -- a great way to say thank you to the community at large.

Project director Melissa Hazenberg said the youth will be holding a barbecue on Friday during the lunch hour and will be giving away hotdogs to those who stop by.

"We thought it would be a great way to say thank you to the community," Hazenberg said, adding, community support for youth related projects has been overwhelming.

Hazenberg added that the Youth Volunteer Corps will also be looking for new young people to fill a few spaces, as some of the current corps members will be heading off the university in September.

"We're always looking for young people to help," she said.

With the end of the summer period there will be a small let up in the number of activities being organized, but Hazenberg said that once the new school year begins, the project taken on by the Youth Volunteer Corps will take a different focus.

"In the summer, we had new projects going on just about every day," she said. "Once school begins again, we'll be taking on more youth advocacy projects."

For those young people who may be interested in getting involved in the Youth Volunteer Corps in Yellowknife in the coming months, application forms are available at the corp's offices above Overlander Sports on 51st Avenue.

The Youth Volunteer Corps barbecue is set to take place Friday during the lunch hour.