Where are Stanstead’s teens?
The Stanstead Youth Club, located in Le Lounge at the Recreation and Culture Centre on Phelps Street, opened its new season a few weeks ago. The club features a young animator to supervise the teens, a Wii game, six computers, a foosball table, air hockey, board games and a big television to watch movies on; the only thing that’s missing now are the kids!
To try to entice some young people to give the Youth Club a try, this Friday, Brittany Butler, last year’s animator who has returned, has organized a “Guitar Hero” contest.
“I’m not sure why no teens have come to the Youth Club yet. We moved it from Thursday night to Friday night because many teens were staying late at Galt high school for activities on Thursday night and couldn’t come last year,” explained Marise Trepanier, Stanstead’s recreation coordinator. It was also moved because the homework program, Phelps Helps, takes place on Thursday evening. That program has already attracted several teenagers who attend regularly.
All teens between 12 and 17 can drop in at the centre each Friday night, between 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm, to hang out and play games. For more information call Marise Trepanier at 819 704-0660. The Youth Club also has a Facebook page.
Brittany Butler, the animator of the Stanstead Youth Club, hopes that teens will show up at the
centre, this Friday evening, to prove who is the
best “Guitar Hero”.