As the Weyburn Youth Center recently had to cancel its banquet and fundraiser, they had to find a way to raise funds with all the items they received for their silent auction.
General board member Susan Adderley said they will be hosting an online event tomorrow to help reach their goal of $ 35,000.
“It’s not live, but it’s on Facebook, so people have to go to the Weyburn Youth Center online auction event on Facebook, and it will start at 9:00 am and they will go until 9:00 pm all day Saturday. “
The WYC, for the past year, has only been open on Friday evenings.
“We see up to 10 to 15 young people, sometimes 20, going in and out all night long, so we are very encouraged that the children are still using the center and we love to bring them in,” he said. -she explains.
While the board has yet to officially hire someone to take on the executive director position, Adderley said it has a reliable board.
“We have our loyal members who come to volunteer,” she noted. “As long as we have the volunteers and the support of the community, we will keep the doors open,” she said.
As for activities, there is plenty to do at TAGS.
“Actually, someone just donated a set of pickleball and we still have our hockey gear there, we’re going to put new basketball nets outside, we’ve got a new donation. ‘an ancient asteroid game that has been very popular with kids, ”she shared. “And yeah, it’s just fun to see them come in and have a nice, safe evening.”
She added that WYC / TAGS is there to ensure children have a space free from bullying, drugs or alcohol.
Find the auction online HERE.