Youth at Risk misses finals of national competition

The Abbotsford Police Department (APD) and Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service (AFRS) did not make the finals of a national competition.

A joint project of the Abbotsford Police Department (APD) and Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service (AFRS) did not make the finals of a national competition.

Youth at Risk was among 30 projects that had advanced to the semi-finals in its category of the Aviva Community Fund contest. The public was invited to vote online for their favourites, and the 10 finalists in each category were announced Monday.

The winners will now be determined by a panel of judges and will be announced Jan. 25.

Youth at Risk combines multi-media presentations on fire safety and road safety. The APD and AFRS had hoped to win $97,000 to expand the program.

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