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Posted: January 29, 2015

Youth to report on positive experiences

CBK Youth is a youth engagement project for the City of Cranbrook.

It’s funded by Columbia Basin Trust, and the contract is held by the City of Cranbrook. The project is run by a youth action team comprised of passionate youth ages 12-19, a project coordinator (Tara Woods), and a project advisory committee consisting of youth service providers in the community.

From February 2 – April 30, local youth will be reporting on positive experiences at local businesses by using the hashtag #cbkyouthfriendly on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

There are three categories: Food & Beverage, Retail, and Leisure Services. The business in each category with the most submissions will each win the title, a decal to display in their business, a write-up in the CBK Youth column in e-KNOW and the Daily Townsman, and free advertising on our website and Facebook page for a year.

Youth who submit their experiences will have a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the 2014 winners: The Choice, Hot Shots and Kootenay Roasting Company.

Local businesses can improve their chances by contacting CBK Youth to sign-up as a guaranteed participant. We will provide a poster for the business and add the business to list of guaranteed participants on our website,

The CBK Youth Acton team will also be doing a series of ‘Mystery Shops’ throughout the next three months, and will be submitting a report to the businesses of choice.

Businesses that do prove to be youth-friendly will get a review and a report on the Facebook page and website as well.

Tara Woods,

Project Coordinator

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