Youth advisory committee needs members

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Coun. Maurice Dupelle, second from right, along with other members of the Cornwall Youth Advisory Committee at a bowling event held last year.

CORNWALL, Ontario - Critics often suggest young people don't have much to do in Cornwall.

But members of the city's Cornwall Youth Advisory Committee are trying to change that misconception.

The committee is seeking a handful of new members and time is ticking away towards a Jan. 31 deadline for applications.

"It's a really good group and they work hard together," said Maurice Dupelle, a city councillor and member of the committee.

While the projects have been relatively small to date - the committee hosts free skating parties at the Benson Centre and swims at the Aquatic Centre - the plan is to branch out and create youth-focused events.

The committee includes 10 young people, as well as representation from administration at city hall and community stakeholders are part of the committee, including the Eastern Ontario Health Unit.

Interested young people from grades 7 to 12 can submit an application in-person at the clerk's office at city hall, or e-mail it to deputy clerk Manon Poirier at mpoirier@cornwall.ca.

Applications will be vetted by the city's lay appintment committee and new members will be chosen soon thereafter.

Geographic location: Ontario

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