Winners Announced in Youth Council Contest
The Regional Municipality’s Youth Council has announced three winners in a contest on how to spend 25-thousand dollars set aside for it in last year’s municipal budget.
The youth council asked local teens between the ages 14 and 18 how that money could make the municipality better for young people.
The first and second place winners both go to Breton Education Centre in New Waterford.
17 year-old Grade 12 student Molly Muise won $500 dollars for her first place idea of showcasing young, local talent at youth-oriented coffee houses and other business venues.
Her fellow BEC student Cal O’Quinn claimed the second-place prize of $250.
His plan calls for organizing youth camping trips that would include hikes, bonfires, team-building programs and workshops.
17-year-old Grade 12 Sydney Academy student, Andrew Lively took third place and $100 for his idea of promoting the relationship between Cape Breton’s youth and the many outdoor activities the island offers.
Regional Council is not required to put any of the ideas in place.
The 11-member youth council is part of the CBRM’s Focus on Youth program.