Danielle Malby, program director of the Routes Youth Centre located in the Dundas Recreation Centre, outlined the various programs offered for 8 to 19 year olds in Dundas. Through peer tutoring, fun workshops, movie night, no electronics night and a wild card night of guest speakers, the program looks to provide a safe place and guidance for youth and help them find socially productive and satisfying "routes" to pursue in their lives and living. There are 121 youth in the program and each evening 10 to 15 come to the centre. Throughout the year there are special events like summer trips once a week, talent shows and various fund raisers like leaf raking or a scrap metal drive. The budget for the year is around $120 000 and it comes from a variety of donors including service clubs. The annual gala dinner this year is February 27 and tickets are available for $50 each. For more information go to the website http://routesyouthcentre.ca.
Club community services director Bill Armstrong presented Danielle with $1000. The Dundas Valley Sunrise Rotary Club is a regular supporter of the Routes Youth Centre.