Large Outdoor Youth Gathering Underway

Tuesday, August 08, 2006 at 13:21



Northern MLA and provincial cabinet minister Buckley Belanger spoke to hundreds of northern youth near Ile-a-la-Crosse this morning.


Belanger’s address was part of the opening ceremonies of the 13th Annual Youth Outdoor Wellness Conference at South Bay.


The event is the largest annual outdoor gathering of youth in the North.


In addition to activities like dances, a Fear Factor competition and a South Bay Idol event, the conference aims to promote education, family, culture and health.


Today’s agenda includes a career symposium.


The gathering wraps up Friday evening.