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MYC Gets New Community Space

by Jocelyn Ottenbreit

Martensville’s first and only Charitable Youth Center is dedicated to improving the lives of youth right here in our community. MYC offers mental health and addiction education and programming which includes information, education, and skill-building opportunities for ages 10-16 years old. They also are involved in community projects and events such as community clean-up and cooking for our seniors.

Since inception in 2021, the Martensville Youth Connection (MYC) has seen immense growth in their program and had reached capacity with an average night consisting of ten youth. MYC has been searching for months to secure a location to be able to operate within a larger space in order to support more local youth.
Their hope came true over Christmas and thanks to the City of Martensville they are now able to continue their program five days a week.

As of January 10th, they officially have ongoing space in the following locations;
Mondays – Northridge Centre – 3pm-7pm for ages 12-16 years old.
Tuesdays – PAWS Republic Centre for Pets – 6pm-8pm for ages 10-16 years old.
Wednesdays – Valley Manor School Library – 3:30pm-7pm for grades 6, 7 & 8.
Thursdays – Martensville Athletic Pavilion (MAP) – Multipurpose Room – 3pm-7pm for grades 9 – 12 starting February 2, 9 & 16. They will still be supporting their Seniors every Thursday in January and you can follow them on Facebook or Instagram to find out where they are.                                                                                                                                                  Fridays – Venture Heights School Gymnasium – 3:30pm-7pm for grades 6, 7 & 8.
MYC has received many donations from community members and many businesses in the area this past year.
“Thank you to Offroad Exteriors Inc., Warman – Zak’s Home Hardware Building Centre, Geransky Brothers Construction, Direct Fencing Supply, TELUS, Conexus Credit Union, Martensville Co-op, Brad Hyde – Boyes Group Realty Inc., Pharmasave Martensville, Boston Pizza Martensville, Haga Construction, the City of Martensville and so many more, thank you so much.”

“As we finish 2022 we are truly thankful for everyone who made this dream possible,” said Katharine Carter, volunteer Program Supervisor.

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