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Lots of Magic Happens When Bright Minds Get Together


The St. Anthony and Area Boys & Girls Club is a social space that provides a safe environment where our youthful bright minds can get together. Youth get the opportunity to experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life.

The Boys and Girls Club has hosted new and existing programs.

  • Cheerleading
  • Boy’s Night
  • Girl’s Night
  • Build Your Own Business
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Baking
  • Music
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Indoor Recreation
  • Dance

It’s important for youth to have social space to get together to create, socialize and learn. It has been nice to see an expanded kitchen to offer more cooking, baking and healthy food offering at the club. As well, more staff to offer new programs to support physical recreation and active living.

The Boys & Girls Club is an amazing pillar in the community, as dozens of youth participate in daily activities. I’ve seen them showcase what they have learned from guitar lessons, musical performances, dances and even cheers. The community becomes more vibrant when these youth showcase their creative abilities and energy overtakes the room.

At fundraising events the Boys & Girls Club staff and volunteers are selling popcorn, making balloon animals or playing their games, like Plinko with youth. It is wonderful to see people of the region give back to help our bright minds continue to get together. Medical Staff at LG Health in St. Anthony have given back.


We are so fortunate that we have this space where are youth can come together and learn from each other. If you are a youth on the tip of the Great Northern Peninsula, you can visit one of our four youth centres (St. Anthony & Area Boys and Girls Club, St. Anthony; Youth Centre, Englee; Regional Community Youth Centre, Flower’s Cove; CYN, Plum Point).

A special thank you to all the staff, volunteers, parents, youth and community leaders that continue to give so much. Let’s keep the magic happening as we encourage more volunteers, more support and more attendance at each of our area youth centres.

Live Rural NL –

Christopher Mitchelmore (MHA. The Straits-White Bay North)

Volunteer Opportunities with the NDP District Association for The Straits -White Bay North

Want to volunteer for the Straits – White Bay North NDP District Association? An Annual General Meeting will be called soon and we will need to fill several Executive positions and Directors. We’d appreciate your support.

Additionally, you can join the campaign team. We will needed canvassers, telephone callers, sign distributors and anyone interested in lending their expertise and providing their time.

If you’d like to help please contact:

Christopher Mitchelmore
NDP Candidate for The Straits- White Bay North
Email: christophermitchelmore@nl.ndp.​ca
Tel: 709-660-0775

Volunteers – Stars in Our Community

 “Those who can, do. Those who do more, volunteer”

Volunteers built Rural Communities and continue to deliver many of the services and programs today. We would not have our Lion’s Clubs, Faith-based committees, Libraries, Girl Guides and Boy Scouts, Fire Departments, Town Councils, Heritage Committees, Recreation Committees, Historical Societies, Foundations, Social Enterprises and many others. Volunteers add to our rural community success!

April 10-16, 2011 was Volunteer Week in Newfoundland & Labrador. Although a week can not account for the endless hours that are unselfishly given by Newfoundlanders & Labradorians throughout the year, it is a means to recognize those who make a contribution to improve their communities and to promote the importance of volunteering to those interested in becoming more involved. Volunteers are to be commended for the work they do.

CBDC Nortip has been working with its Regional Partners to deliver Volunteer Appreciation Nights on the Great Northern Peninsula. This all started in 2005 at one location and has since grown to 5 regional locations (St. Anthony, RoddicktonBide Arm, Plum Point, Hawke’s Bay and Cow Head). In 2010, approximately 300 volunteers participated in these activities.

The link below is a PowerPoint presentation thanks people for Volunteering and outlines a number of organizations in which people volunteer:

7th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Night final

I will continue to volunteer at a Local, Provincial and National-level to enhance the quality of life in and around our communities, share knowledge with others to also improve their communities. I invite you to explore Volunteer Opportunities that exist at the local, provincial, national or international arena. There are so many ways you can become involved and “Be a Star in Our Community”.

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to Volunteer.

Live Rural NL –

Christopher Mitchelmore

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