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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 info@catchingthespirit.com.

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

 

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CTS needs your support!  The CTS Youth Council will be having a bottle drive to help support 2016 youth council activities, including the upcoming winter excursion. 

CTS needs your refundable bottle, cans and juice containers.  Please drop them off and/or help us collect refundable bottles from the community.  Parent helpers, either to help pick up containers and/or sort and count containers are still needed for part or all day. 

When: Sunday, January 3, 2016 from 10:00am to 4:30 pm

Have you thought about getting more involved in CTS! Here is your chance.  Catching The Spirit Youth Society (CTSYS) is recruiting Directors for 2016-2017.  If you have previous experience and/or passion for supporting youth and their development as young community leaders, then CTSYS Board may be your opportunity to support the CTS program. We are recruiting several new Directors with particular interest in individual(s) with some previous experience in fundraising, marketing and/or donor recognition.

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!

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