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Community rallying to support youth after Grand Bank break-in

Chris Emberley is one of the organizers of the “Shag Dis Music Fest – A Fundraiser For CYN” to be held in March.
Chris Emberley is one of the organizers of the “Shag Dis Music Fest – A Fundraiser For CYN” to be held in March. - Facebook image

Items stolen from local CYN

GRAND BANK, NL – Residents of the Town of Grand Bank are rallying to support the local Community Youth Network (CYN) after the organization lost some valuable equipment during a break-in at town hall this past weekend.

A PlayStation 4, games and two controllers were stolen from town hall, which houses the Main Street Youth Centre/Grand Bank CYN.

Grand Bank musician Chris Emberley, along with Travis Parsons and Deb Forsey, are planning the “Shag Dis Music Fest – A Fundraiser For CYN” to help replace the stolen goods.

“(CYN is) a not-for-profit organization and with limited things for the youth of our area as it is, the break-in hurt them,” said Emberley. “They need us, so we’re answering the call.”

While many of the details are yet to be finalized, so far some of the events planned include a matinee and dance on March 31 with music provided by local performers. Items have also been donated for draw prizes.

“We are also going to host something on Friday, March 30 that’s youth friendly, so they can be involved too,” explained Emberley.

While details haven’t been ironed out, ideas include an open mic or a pre-teen/teen dance.

Emberley said people have been making cash donation to the CYN to help aid in the fundraising efforts. To help, contact Chris Emberley via Facebook or by e-mail at gusmegalhearty@hotmail.com.

Started in 1996, CYN serves the youth of Grand Bank, Fortune and Lamaline areas. The non-profit organization, with 34 sites in the province, provides programs and services to support learning, skill development and civic engagement for youth age 12 to 18.

colin.farrell@southerngazette.ca

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