LCYC provides update on relocation

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June 4, 2015 8:15 AM

Alex Chippin Photo The Lloydminster Community Youth Centre's Jim Taylor presents Hailey Schneider, of Rife Resources Ltd., with the Financial Contributor Award at the organization's annual general meeting on Monday. - Alex Chippin Photo

The Lloydminster Community Youth Centre (LCYC) shed some light on a possible relocation during its annual general meeting on Monday afternoon.

“The City of Lloydminster has completed their process and decommissioning of the old RCMP building this spring and are positioned to sell it to LCYC,” said chairperson Les Hanson, who was unable to attend the meeting, in a written statement.

The LCYC is currently assessing the building to ensure that it is indeed a viable long-term home for the youth centre. There is not yet a timetable on when an official transaction or move could be completed.

The potential change in addresses would give the group a significantly larger space to operate.

“We are anxious and excited to complete that process and move forward this summer,” Hanson said.

Other matters brought up over the course of the meeting were some of the challenges facing the organization, including the need to attract and retain volunteers.

“Volunteers are a huge epicentre and that’s definitely a big thing,” said Lois Butts, executive director of the LCYC. “We need to welcome anybody who wants to stop by and be a volunteer.”

The youth centre also handed out a pair of awards on Monday. First, the organization presented Rife Resources Ltd. with the Financial Contributor Award to recognize the company consistent financial support of the LCYC.

Earlier this year, the Rife Resources donated a significant amount of money from a charity golf tournament to the youth centre.

Secondly, the youth centre presented Spiro’s Family Restaurant with the Friends of LCYC Award for its “exceptional help and support to the Youth Centre, resulting in high-quality programs and services to support youth in our community.”

The LCYC is a non-profit organization that serves at-risk children ages 12 to 18.

On Tuesday, the LCYC received a $14,900 donation from the Rotary Club that should provide a major boost to the organization’s operating budget.

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