Columbia Valley Pioneer staff

The Windermere Valley Youth Centre is upgrading its security system thanks to a $3,500 grant-in-aid from Area F and Area G.

The upgrade will include a new camera in addition to additional outdoor cameras to secure the building. 

The centre (commonly known as the Summit Youth Hub), explains that its current security system is outdated, leaving large blind spots, and does not allow staff to see with precision, which can be tricky when arguments break out between youth.

“The youth centre has to be a place where all youth feel safe and we rely on video cameras to guarantee no theft occurs or no accusations are pursued without proof,” management says.

It should be noted that the security upgrade adheres to the centre’s privacy policy that outlines the collection, use, and access to personal information.

The centre has been operating in the Columbia Valley for nearly 30 years, offering support and services to teens from Spillimacheen to Canal Flats.