A $500 donation from the Mission Community Foundation will help enhance Youth Unlimited’s (YU) volunteer training program, which in turn, will help the local organization put on better performances through the Jesters Theatre group.
Last fall, students in Grades 3-12 raised more than $3,000 through the YU production of The Dream Fairies, and donated it to the Mission Christmas Shoe Box campaign (www.samaritanspurse.ca), coordinated by Susan Larocque and Youth Unlimited’s Youth and Parent Adventure Retreats, (www. AdventureRetreats.ca) hosted by Dave and Sharon Wiebe.
This success rallied students to write a new play for 2012 entitled “While You Were Sleeping” which will be performed Dec. 1.
The foundation has also granted $1,400 towards helping YU replace its community van. This vehicle is used to drive youth for various programs and trips and is shared with many other groups. For more information about the foundation and Jesters Theatre visit www.missioncommunityfoundation.org or www.jesters.ca.