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Penticton  

Say YES to healthy living

Teens from the Youth Engagement Strategy (YES) project will speak at the Okanagan Similkameen Healthy Living Fair in Penticton.

Emma Reiter, a Grade 12 student at Pen-Hi, will talk about the YES project along with advisers Ulises Rodriguez, Moonlight Supernault, Richelle Broiwn and Victoria Ritchie.

"To me, the YES project is a huge step for the youth in our community," Reiter says. "This project gives recognition to ... youth who are often overlooked and also offers a huge amount of support for youth who have nowhere else to turn."

The presentation will outline how the project began, what it hopes to accomplish, and how youth and adults alike can get involved. The presenters will also discuss their experiences as young people in Penticton, including their struggles and successes in regard to resources and support available for youth in the city.

"I am involved because I can see the great potential YES has ... I would like to do everything I can to see us succeed," says Reiter, a project member for more than three years.

The YES project presentation will take place in Room 1 of the Penticton Trades and Convention Centre at 1 pm.

For more information about the YES project visit http://www.pentictonyouth.ca or email http://[email protected].

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