Pubdate: Wed, 21 Aug 2002
Source: Daily Press, The (CN ON)
Copyright: 2002 Daily Press (CN ON)
Author: Tanya Champagne


Youth Against Drug Abuse (YADA), recently celebrated its one year 
anniversary of existence.

On May 31, we wrapped up our first year with Yadapelouza.

On behalf of YADA, I would like to thank everyone who helped us make this 
event a success.

A special thanks to the Kinette Club of Timmins, the City of Timmins, the 
TYNA Management Committee and Steering Committee, the many volunteers, 
sponsors, T.H & V.S. performance class, the bands who participated in the 
Battle of the Bands, Soul Phoenix and all who took part.

Although we had much help from the community, Yadapelouza wouldn't of been 
such a success without all of the hard work, patience and dedication from 
the YADA members themselves, and their leaders, Luc Lamarche, Terresa 
Polehoykie, Sylvie Guenther, and Travis Doak. Thank you all so much.

As vice-president for the past year, I have learned so much, made new 
friends and memories to last a long time. Thanks for the great year guys, 
I'll miss you!

YADA is already at the drawing board for a new fun and exciting year. I 
wish you all the best of luck. Keep your heads up high, you can do it, I 
have faith in you guys!

Anyone interested in joining the fun and excitement, who is willing to help 
make a difference, you are more than welcome to join. For more information, 
e-mail YADA at Thanks again to everyone.

Tanya Champagne; Timmins
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