After 22 years at the same location, Altona Youth For Christ will be moving to a new location.
Partnering with Friesens Corporation, YFC will be moving to the former box plant building at the corner of 6th Street SE and 2nd Avenue SE. Executive Director Sheridan Sawatzky says while their current location just south of the fire hall on 1st Street NW has served them well, more space was needed.
“It’s been a fantastic building for us. The town has provided it to us, so more of what we raised financially every year goes toward directly impacting the youth of our community, but it really is limited. We have about 1,200 square feet of actual programming space in our existing facility. Our new space will be over 7,600 square feet. We’re making a bit of an upgrade you could say.”
Sawatzky says the new space will allow YFC to continue its core drop-in program and much more.