Caption: Premier Darrell Pasloski (far right) and Energy Mines & Resources Minister Scott Kent (far left), also MLA for Riverdale North, visit the Heart of Riverdale Community Centre. They are shown here with the community centre’s founder Andrea Simpson-Fowler (centre left) and coordinator Susie Anne Bartsch (centre right).
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WHITEHORSE—The Government of Yukon is providing funding to the Heart of Riverdale Community Centre for the next three years to support the growth and development of programs that will benefit all age groups.
“This government committed to establishing a youth center in Riverdale, and I’m pleased to see the Heart of Riverdale Community Centre has grown into an organization that benefits all ages,” Premier Darrell Pasloski said. “I would like to thank former Riverdale MLAs Ted Staffen and Glenn Hart for their hard work in ensuring the centre gets the resources it needs to deliver quality programming.”
The Centre will receive $140,000 annually for the next three years to support programming, the hiring of instructors and operational costs.
“I’ve worked closely with the centre over the past two years, and I’m pleased to see this three year financial commitment will benefit Riverdale residents,” said Riverdale North MLA Scott Kent.
The Heart of Riverdale Community Centre provides a space where all community members are welcome to participate and join together to develop positive and healthy skills and attitudes. The centre offers a wide range of programming, including a kids’ pop choir, after-school homework assistance, a knitting circle, a community book club and spring break camps.
“We are delighted to receive such significant support from the Yukon government for our community centre,” Heart of Riverdale Community Centre president Sue Starr said. “We have a strong belief that people of all ages can benefit from community-oriented programming, and we are very grateful for this vote of confidence in our approach.”
Communications, Executive Council Office