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ECHO Lacombe announces support for Central Alberta Youth Unlimited

The Yu-Turn Centre is not only a safe space for youth but a community hub

ECHO Lacombe Association is proud to announce funding support for lighting upgrades at the Central Alberta Youth Unlimited Yu-Turn Centre.

“This project demonstrates our commitment to helping community partners like the Yu-Turn Centre,” said ECHO Lacombe Association President Drayton Bussiere. “By Echo Lacombe supporting these lighting upgrades, the Centre will continue to maintain a space that is safe and efficient.”

The current lights are slowly breaking down and taking away from the warm and inviting environment the centre is trying to achieve.

“I am excited by the opportunity Echo Lacombe is offering us. Their contribution will allow our program to grow,” said Ben Rogers of Central Alberta Youth Unlimited. “Outside of the financial commitment, a project like this one offers a great opportunity to work with students in need of service hours and a positive influence.”

The Yu-Turn Centre is not only a safe space for youth but a community hub. The centre offers many relationship based programs including community drop-in, summer ball hockey and teen parenting programs.

“This was a unique opportunity for us,” says Bussiere. “Yu-Turn was one of our first Echo Energy clients and understood the community benefits this initiative could offer. Their vision has helped us to make projects like the Echo Stage and Coffee Bike happen; now we have the opportunity to return the favour.”

All of the profits generated by Echo Energy are reinvested in local community programs and projects.

The ECHO Lacombe Association includes representatives from the City of Lacombe, Burman University and the Lacombe and District Chamber of Commerce, as well as an additional five members from the community at large.

The group seeks to improve the quality of life within Lacombe by fostering a collaborative environment focused on cultivating innovation, nurturing a business-friendly culture, promoting sustainable growth and creating a safe, inclusive, vibrant and healthy community.

For information on the Echo Energy program, and to apply for support from the ECHO Lacombe Fund, please contact Guy Lapointe at (403) 782-1263 or

To find out more about the programs offered by the Yu-Turn Centre, please contact

-Submitted by ECHO Lacombe Association

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