By Camille Aubin
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The Summit Youth Centre is reopening the doors after remaining closed for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The centre is welcoming youth from Tuesday through Friday after school to 9 p.m. Tuesday night is usually full of art and creativity. Youth can attend, for example, music lessons or paint night. Wednesday will make the gamers in the valley happy with some video game contests. Food lovers will love the Thursday night cooking sessions. Friday night programming will alternate between sports events and movies.

“We are very excited to be able to be open during this time and believe the centre remaining open is meeting an increased need in the community due to the pandemic,” said Alison Bortolon, centre manager.

Summit Youth Centre have COVID-19 protocols in place to ensure the safety of the youth and staff. Everyone entering the centre is being screened for symptoms. Masks are mandatory while inside, as is sanitization prior to entering the centre. Staff are making sure all high-use touch points in and around the centre are being sanitized numerous times throughout the day. Also, there’s a limit of 10 youth and two adults inside the centre at any given time to ensure physical distancing.

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