THUNDER BAY – On May 31, our newly formed Community Action Group held a neighborhood clean up and BarBQ in the Windsor/Picton/Bloucher area. With the help of Eco Superior, the Multicultural Youth Council, Eat Local Pizza, Alpha Court, and Katimavik, it was a great success.
Our volunteers completely covered this neighborhood and ended up with four half-ton truck loads of garbage going to the dump. Spirits were high and the neighborhood starting feeling a bit of community pride.
The one sad note is that these wonderful young volunteers with Katimavik will be the last time youth from across Canada will come to our fair city and contribute their time and good will for three months. This due to the Harper Government cancelling the program.
Our Community Action Group had the great pleasure of working with two groups of Katimavik volunteers over the last six months and we have been thrilled by their enthusiasm, dedication and hard work. Their final efforts in our community will be to fix up the Picton Parkette on June 14 followed by a fun evening for neighborhood kids at the Boys and Girls Club.
We are truly sorry to see them go and saddened by Harper’s cancelation of this very worthwhile and cost efficient program. We wish all the Katimavik volunteers the very best and a very BIG THANK YOU!
Community Action Group