Kootenay youth: your energy, imagination and input are in demand

Forum coming up, put on by Canadian Cancer Society

You and others like you from the Southern Interior have a lot to offer and the Canadian Cancer Society hopes you’ll accept its invitation to apply for a spot at a forum being held in Vancouver on May 11. If you’re19 to 25 years of age, why not give it a shot?

“The forum – designed by youth, for youth – will provide a venue for youth to share their ideas on health and cancer prevention as well as provide suggestions on what changes they would like to see,” says the CCS.

Taylor Smith of Merritt and Jenny Byford of Cranbrook are part of an advisory group staging this first forum of its kind, and Smith is convinced of the influence that can be put in action by young people.

Says Smith, “My volunteer work with the Society’s Tanning is Out initiative demonstrated to me that it’s possible for young people my age to take action and truly make an impact when it comes to reducing the risk of cancer.”

The forum will take place at the Simon Fraser University, Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue in Vancouver.  Youth who are residents of British Columbia, active or involved in their community and interested in developing leadership skills are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants must also be committed to contributing to action in their home communities after the youth forum concludes. Travel expenses will be covered.

March 15 is the deadline to apply. to submit applications, which are available at cancergameplan.ca. Successful applicants will be notified by April 1.