Exchange to feature recreation, employment and cultural diversity of life in ‘The Big Land’
If you are youth between the ages of 15-35 from Newfoundland and Labrador, then here’s an opportunity to Experience Labrador. Complete your application today!
Press Release taken from www.finaly.ca.
St. John’s, NL, November 19, 2010 – Futures in Newfoundland and Labrador’s Youth (FINALY!) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the second instalment of Experience Labrador, a cultural exchange for youth. The program will allow 25 youth aged 15-35 from all over the province to travel to Labrador in March 2011, providing them the opportunity to experience the diverse culture, traditions, employment opportunities and self-government in Labrador. The project is made possible by funding from the Newfoundland and Labrador Government’s Youth Retention and Attraction Strategy under the Department of Human Resources, Labour and Employment.
In 2010, 21 youth participated in the first Experience Labrador project that featured presentations from resource-based industry representatives, interactive sessions with Innu, Inuit and Métis youth and elders, outdoor activities and more. “This year’s exchange promises to be even better, with the recommendations and suggestions from last year’s participants helping to shape the planning and programming for the 2011 trip”, says Greg Knott, chair of the board of directors. “We’ll be maintaining most of the aspects of the last trip, but enhancing it as well with new activities.”
Returning as Youth Exchange Coordinator is Brian Ash, who is currently completing programming activities. “While the first trip was very successful, we are committed to program growth. This year, we plan to increase interaction with aboriginal peoples as well as the number of outdoor activities. We’re also looking into the possibility of visiting more coastal areas as well. If last year’s trip is any indication, it promises to be an eye-opening and memorable trip for all involved.”
Applications for the exchange will be available to members at www.finaly.ca. Membership free and youth from all parts of the province are encouraged to apply.
For more information, please contact:
Jan Reid Eveleigh
Interim Executive Director
FINALY! is a youth driven organization that has operated in the province since 1996. FINALY! is represented all over Newfoundland and Labrador via its Board of Directors, the Provincial Youth Council, as well as its 1900+ members between the ages of 15-35.