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Connect Day hoped to help students access local services

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Have you ever wondered what groups and services are out there for youth in Grande Prairie? An upcoming event hosted by the Grande Prairie and District Catholic Schools hopes to answer that question for parents.

Religious and Indigenous Education Supervisor Laura Tapson says Connect Day was created because they see people that don’t know where to turn if they need help.

“There are so many different opportunities offered and a lot of people just weren’t aware of them and so we just wanted to bring everyone to one spot.”

Twenty-seven different groups including Addictions and Mental Health, Sunrise House, PACE and Odyssey House will set up booths in a trade show-style open house on June 7th.

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In addition to that, there will also be screenings of the film Hi-Ho Mistahey, a documentary that profiles the work of a Cree teenager from a remote northern Ontario reserve.

Connect day is open to the public and Tapson is hoping people will learn a few things while they’re there.

“I just really hope that people have an opportunity to create some relationships and to learn and make those connections with other places in the community.”

The drop in style event is free will run from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on June 7th at St. John Paul II School.

(submitted by Laura Tapson)
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