Where are Stanstead’s teens?

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Vic­to­ria Vanier Stanstead

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”.

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