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SMSJ Youth Association 


Family Movie Night We successfully had a wonderful movie night event. We had many youth volunteer their time popping popcorn, selling drinks, making smoothies and much more. Overall it was a successful event and a great fundraiser. Thank you to all those who helped. We look forward to our next movie night.

Walmart BBQ On Saturday July 18th, we hosted a BBQ in front of a Walmart store. We thank all the youth that volunteered their time on this rainy day BBQing and selling snacks and drinks. We also want to thank Walmart for allowing us to use their property and fundraise as well as matching our funds that we raised that day. Overall it was very successful. We look forward to our next BBQ and we hope to see you all there.

Electronics Donation Program We all have old electronics at home that we don't use and they sit collecting dust! The Electronics Donation Program sponsored by SMSJYA was set up to donate used WORKING electronics. SMSJYA used these electronics and sold them to those who are in need of a device. All profits from this program went to SMSJYA and the Community Development and Youth Centre.

SMSJYA Dinner & Christmas Musical SMSJYA hosted a Dinner & Christmas Musical on January 12th, 2014. Thank you to all those who helped out during this dinner.

Vegan Bake Sale On Sunday December 14th, 2013, SMSJYA held a vegan bake sale fundraiser. We want to thank all youth and their parents and everyone who was involved in baking all the goodies. 

Youth Sports Day On October 11th 2013, SMSJYA rented a gym for the day for the youth to enjoy. The youth played sports, and participated in group organized activities.

Chuck-E-Cheese Day SMSJYA hosted a trip for the kids to go to Chuck-E-Cheese on October 11th, 2013. The trip was a great success, and all the kids had a great time.

Sears BBQ Thank you to Sear, we were able to have a fundraising BBQ in front of their store. Many youth came volunteered their time during the hot weather and we had a very successful event. Thank you to all the parents that supported us.

Summer BBQ SMSJYA hosted a Summer BBQ  in August. Everyone had a great time.

Summer Camp During the month of June and July there was a chance for our youth to give back. They were hired as camp counselors for the younger kids and had day trips around the Greater Toronto Area.

Chillin And Grillin On May 11, 2013, we enjoyed an awesome fundraising BBQ at Richmond Green Park. Thank you to all who came out and supported. 

Operation Clean Sweep
We came, we saw, we cleaned!! On Saturday April 27, 2013 SMSJYA participated in Operation Clean Sweep in cooperation with Pitch-In Canada. In the end, we filled 13 bags of garbage from green spaces in the Town!! It was an immensely enjoyable day spent cleaning up around our community. We can’t wait to participate again next year! 

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination On Sunday, April 7th, 2013 SMSJYA participated in the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination which was hosted by the York Region Police. The event hosted many cultural and religious groups to promote understanding and foster social and cultural respect. This came in the form of booths, cultural dances, music and songs. At the event, SMSJYA set-up an information booth in which it participated in the awareness process by presenting and advocating for youth related activities. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the region for organizing and inviting SMSJYA to participate in the event.

March Break Kids Trip During March Break, we host a trip to a convention center where the kids get a chance to bound with one another as well as with their counselors.  

March Break Activities Both kids and youth are home from school, so we take the opportunity to set up different day trips around the Greater Toronto Area. These day trips are culturally educational and fun. These day trips included venues such as Ontario Science Centre, skiing, laser tag, etc.

Activity Day For All The Kids This activity day was set up for the kids and the youth to enjoy activities such as carnival games, board games, and many more activities. We had many volunteers come out to help. This also served as a fundraising event.

Candy Table Sales Volunteers took turns every week selling home made snacks, and baked goodies. We made fresh waffles, cupcakes, candy kebabs, Jello etc. We also sold some candy and healthy snacks. Different families took turns running the table every week.

Christmas Photo Session During the Christmas season, we had a photographer donate his time to take family portraits around the Christmas Tree. It was a fundraising event and families walked off with many smiles and memories. 

Youth Overnight Trips As we are a Youth Association, our focus can not be taken away from our youth. Therefore, we host a few overnight trips each year where we make sure we get a chance to bond with the youth.

Fundraising BBQs Our local Walmart and Sears locations have offered us the chance to use the front of their stores to host community BBQs. This allowed us to fundraise as well as socialize with many of our community members.

Family Movie Night We have held a few family movie nights for all the families in the community to come and bring their kids. We were able to raise money through our concession and snack sales. All ages have enjoyed the movie night, and it was brought back by popular demand.

Basketball Tournament Our Youth held and participated in a three-on-three basketball tournament fundraiser. This allowed the kids to participate in a fun, athletic event with others. 

​Senior Day Trips On a weekly basis (depending on weather conditions) the seniors are taken on various trips where they can spend the day and enjoy each other’s company. 
Homeless The youth prepare food and go downtown to distribute it to the homeless on the streets. They also prepare trays of pasta that they give to homeless shelters to share with the homeless. 

​​Tax Filing This service is available yearly to all seniors and new comers.