World Youth particpants nearly done in city

Jenna Wanner
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For the past three months, the participants of the Canada World Youth program have been soaking up their time in Swift Current keeping very busy, but enjoying every minute.

For the past three months, the participants of the Canada World Youth program have been soaking up their time in Swift Current keeping very busy, but enjoying every minute.

"It's been great since June. They have been working full-time in their work places but as well they have been involved in many activities with the community," said Kelly Hazlett, Project Supervisor for the Canada World Youth.

"The participants have volunteered at Frontier Days, Canada Day, a golf tournament for fundraising for sports, they have been involved in a bike tournament, the street dance they helped set that up, they helped out at the cities Penny Carnival. About every week that they have been here they have been volunteering. It is a great opportunity to volunteer in a great community. It has been awesome so far."

Swift Current residents have opened up their homes for the last three months to the 20 participants. Hazlett says since they found all of the host families everything has been working out great.

"It was a big challenge finding host families but we found some wonderful temporary host families that helped us through some of the times when we didn't have host families. In terms of the host families that we do have they have been great."

The 20 participants will soon be packing their bags and flying to Uruguay in South America on Sept. 18 for another three month duration.

This was the first and only time that the Canada World Youth group has come to Swift Current and Hazlett added they would love to return.

"We have really enjoyed working in Swift Current. I find it to be a really open community... we would love to return."

There will be a going away party for the participants on Saturday. For more information or to attend you can contact Hazlett at 774-6077.

jwanner@swbooster.com

Organizations: Canada World Youth

Geographic location: Swift Current, Uruguay, South America

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