Churches can offer immediate solution

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Ann Marie King, centre, wearing Captain shirt, sitting with her friends Lydia Acorn, left, and Kyla Mackenzie, right, led the packed presentation at Montague Town Hall Monday night requesting support for a youth centre in the Kings County town.

Editor: It is a sad tragedy that teenagers died needlessly in the fire on Mt. Edward Road.

The tearful group presenting themselves at the Montague Council meeting covered by the media is strangely curious. Why go there in the first place?

Why did the group not go to the churches where the funerals were held and ask for “hang out” space?

Since the funerals were held in churches in Montague and area, why don’t the churches offer some of their meeting spaces for a Youth Drop in Centre?

They are already existing and equipped with heat, light and washroom facilities.

Churches have often had “Youth Drop in Centres.” This is not rocket science or a new suggestion.

Why throw a guilt trip on the mayor and council, when the solution is there to be immediately used, at no start up cost?

Rev. Alan Stewart,


Organizations: Montague Council, Youth Drop in Centre

Geographic location: Montague, Centres, Charlottetown

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