The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford has four young people on its team this summer, thanks to funding from the federal government's Young Canada Works and Service Canada’s Summer Jobs Program.
An initiative of the Department of Canadian Heritage, Young Canada Works was created in 1996 to help young Canadians develop work skills and on-the-job experience.
The hired students at The Reach are Drew Koehn, Marc Forcier, Julie Epp and Diana Hiebert.
Koehn is a cultural assistant and a student pursuing a master of arts in history at the University of Victoria.
Forcier is an archives collection assistant who is a student in University of the Fraser Valley's (UFV) bachelor of arts in history program.
Epp is a cultural programs assistant and a recent graduate of UFV's bachelor of fine arts program.
Diana Hiebert, exhibition and public activity animator, is a graduate with an honours bachelor of arts in art and design from Trinity Western University.
“The benefit of these programs to The Reach and our youth is immeasurable," said Laura Schneider, acting executive director and curator at The Reach.
"We get access to a group of skilled students who are eager to create a better understanding and appreciation of Canada and its rich culture and heritage while the youth build skills and gain practical work experience that they will apply in future careers."
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