Grant to assist Summerland’s youth

The Summerland Asset Development Initiative will receive a $5,000 grant in aid from the municipality to assist with its overhead costs.

The Summerland Asset Development Initiative will receive a $5,000 grant in aid from the municipality to assist with its overhead costs.

On Monday, municipal council approved the request, which had been put on hold when council approved other funding requests earlier.

The youth organization operates the Unity Youth Centre and provides activities and drop-in services for teens in the community.

“I’m pleased to see this has gone forward,” said Coun. Peter Waterman. “The SADI group does an incredible job in town. I’m looking forward to SADI’s continued work.”

Coun. Orv Robson said the youth organization has the use of a municipal building but pays the related expenses.

He added that the funding is important because of the work done by SADI.

“The work they do with youth is commendable,” he said.

“This is a very beneficial organization and we should maintain it as long as we can.”

The funding motion was carried unanimously.

Coun. Bruce Hallquist and Coun. Robert Hacking were not present at the meeting.