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Catching the Spirit Youth Society

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Welcome to the CTS Blog

Welcome to your blog.  This is a space where you can learn about upcoming events, connect with the CTS leadership council, and share your ideas about what CTS means to you.  There’s a place for you to add your comments about our programs, and a calendar of upcoming events.  Peer leaders from each of our camps will be able to post here and share what’s important to them.  Interested in contributing?  Speak to a peer leader, your youth leadership council, or simply email your thoughts to

This is your space.  It should become what you want it to be.  But here are a few ideas about topics you might write about, just to get you started:

Your CTS story.  Everyone has a unique CTS experience.  Share yours.  Comment on the experience of others.
Your community.  Share your ideas about how to make a positive change.  Is there an event you think CTS youth should know about?  a great way to get together and have fun while doing something good?  Together, you and your CTS peers can make a difference.
Your comments.  CTS is your program.  Make it what you want it to be. Share with other CTS youth your ideas about what is great, and how you can work together to make it better.

Write your thoughts or give us a  link to a video you’ve posted to YouTube.  This is YOUR space.  We know you will make it into something special



Join the CTS Youth Council and CTS as we host our first annual Snowflake Social Christmas open house.  Drop by for some Christmas goodies and refreshments. Join in on the games, music and Christmas crafts.  Come roast a marshmallow and sing songs around the fire! 

CTS will be collecting new or lightly used winter coats, hoodies, winter socks, toques and gloves.  Items collected will be distributed to youth and families in need through our community partners like the Surrey Urban Mission. 

Date: Saturday, December 5th drop by anytime between 1 and 5pm

The CTS Office will be closed from November 21 to 30, 2015.  If you require something from the office, please let me know by November 18, 2015 and I will do my best to deal with your request prior to the November 21 - 30, closure. 



Join us tomorrow for the CTS Grand Youth Council Meeting and help us finalize plans for the CTS Snowflake Social (Christmas Open House) and start planning for the Winter Excursion trip. 

Where: CTS Office - Picken House 6825 Cariboo Road, Burnaby BC V3N 4A3

Time: 2 to 4:30 PM. 


CALLING ALL PEER LEADERS - Reminder Applications close November 2, 2015.

Looking for a summer filled with fun, connecting with youth and the extra challenge of leading your PEERS, then get your application in today to be apart of the CTS 2016 Peer Leading Team!

Calling all ghosts, ghouls and gobblins.  Last chace to register for the 2015 CTS Halloween Sleepover. Very few spaces remain and registration closes tomorrow at 5 PM. 

The CTS Grand Youth Council (GYC) will be hosting their next meeting this Saturday - October 17 from 2pm to 4:30pm. This is an opportunity for you to reconnect with CTS friends made in summer camps, bring new people to the CTS experience, as well as help and involve yourself with CTS.  This meeting the GYC will be finalizing plans and preparations for the Halloween Sleepover (October 23 at Picken House), participate in the garlic planting workshop and start planning for upcoming events and activities.

When: Saturday, October 17, 2015