Stefanie Chen (left), Melody Cheng, Rohan Gupta, Josh Lin, Matthew Geng, Emma-jane Burian and Sophie Collins hand out free turkey soup and buns at Centennial Square Tuesday night as part of a City of Victoria Youth Council initiative. (Keri Coles/News staff)

Victoria Youth Council warms hearts and stomachs with free soup in the square

Youth-driven, grassroots program works to create positive impact in Victoria

The City of Victoria Youth Council spent Tuesday evening spreading holiday cheer, bundled up in jackets and smiles, passing out free soup and buns in Centennial Square.

“We collaborate on initiatives to create positive change in Victoria and the surrounding communities,” said Emma-Jane Burian as she offered up a bowl of turkey soup.

Victoria’s City Council approved the establishment of the City of Victoria Youth Council in 2005.

ALSO READ: Say YES! to empowering local youth for success

The youth-driven, grassroots program, emphasizing leadership and skill development to help youth access City Hall, meets once a week at the Quadra Village Community Centre.

The group, made up of students from a variety of schools around Greater Victoria, are drawn together in their mutual desire to take action and raise awareness about issues important to youth.

RELATED: City hatches plan to get youth involved in decision-making

Youth aged 14-24 who live, go to school, work or access services in the municipality of Victoria, who want to create positive change and make recommendations to the municipal government on behalf of youth are encouraged to get involved.

More information is available on the website cvyc.ca.


 

keri.coles@blackpress.ca

Follow us on Instagram
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Earthquake off coast of Washington recorded at 4.1 magnitude

The quake was recorded at a depth of 10 kilometres

UPDATED: Man dies from injuries at Custom House construction site in Victoria

Government Street remains closed as investigation continues

VIJHL season could start Oct. 1, says league president

League awaiting final approval from local health authorities and viaSport

Netflix, Warner Bros filming 10-part series in Colwood

Filming takes place now until March 2021

Saanich explores options for adding shelters to parks

Covered areas would encourage safe outdoor socializing during rainy season

B.C. reports 96 new COVID-19 cases, one hospital outbreak

61 people in hospital as summer ends with election

B.C.’s top doctor says she’s received abuse, death threats during COVID-19 response

Henry has become a national figure during her time leading B.C.’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

BC Liberals must change gears from election cynicism, focus on the issues: UBC professors

COVID-19 response and recovery is likely to dominate platforms

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

B.C. could be without a new leader for multiple weeks after Election Day: officials

More than 20K mail-in voting packages were requested within a day of B.C. election being called

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

POLL: Do you plan on allowing your children to go trick or treating this year?

This popular annual social time will look quite different this year due to COVID-19

Majority needed to pass COVID-19 budget, B.C. premier says

John Horgan pushes urgent care centres in first campaign stop

Nanaimo RCMP shut down illegal racing and stunt driving site

Police “swoop in” to seize vehicles and issue violation tickets

Most Read