The Youth for Change group at the Red Hand Awareness Day which was held to raise awareness on the use of child soldiers throughout the world.

The Youth for Change group at the Red Hand Awareness Day which was held to raise awareness on the use of child soldiers throughout the world.

EMCS Youth for Change present Africa

  • Apr. 6, 2011 5:00 p.m.

The Edward Milne Community School Youth for Change is a group of young students looking to make a difference not only locally but globally.  They have already held fundraisers such as bottle drives, a cell phone recycling campaign to raise funds for an African organization, as well as participating in the global Red Hand Awareness Day opposing the world’s continued use of child soldiers.  Their upcoming event is an effort to increase cultural awareness within the community while raising funds for projects in Africa and allowing the opportunity for the students of Youth for Change to travel to Vancouver and visit the Holocaust Education Centre.

Youth for Change is presenting its first in what we hope to be a continued Multi-Cultural Education Series.  It will be a night of African culture with food, social awareness, and entertainment.  There will be African style snacks cooked by EMCS’s own culinary arts program.  Booths will be set up from multiple local organizations including the Inter-Cultural Association and African Heritage Association of Vancouver Island which will be providing helpful information about how you can get involved in fundraising efforts or how to simply volunteer in our community.  Entertainment will include the Wontanara African drumming and dance group, as well as other African-style acts.  A silent auction made up of items from multiple businesses around the community will be on hand, as well as fun games for the whole family to play.

The event will take place on April 28 from 6-9 p.m., so be sure to buy your tickets before the night of the event because there are a limited number of tickets being sold. Take an evening to sample some new types of cuisine, experience some music that is just a little different from today’s regular Top 40 hits, and have a fun time with the whole family while supporting a great cause.

To donate silent auction items or for further information please email our school’s Community Liaison Officer Scott Rothermel at srothermel@sd62.bc.ca.

Tickets are $10 for youth ages 4-17, $15 for adults ages 18+ and $30 for a family of four.  Children under the age of four are free, and tickets can be purchased at the Edward Milne Community School program office.

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