Do Something!

Pipestone Flyer

A new magazine will hit the stands in mid-September. It will be a magazine written by teenagers, for teenagers and each issue will deal with items important to teenagers. The magazine will be called, ‘Do Something’ and will not only provide information, but also call on teenagers to do something to improve the concerns raised in the magazine.

The youth and parents involved in this effort are hoping to acquire sponsors for the magazine, but are not waiting for them to come knocking on the door. They are setting an example of doing something as they work on the development of the magazine.

On Tuesday, July 29th, the group washed RCMP police cruisers from 1 to 4pm with all funds raised going to the Kevin Ducharme Memorial Fund. Kevin Ducharme was the young man who recently drowned tragically in the North Saskatchewan River leaving a 3 year-old son. The day could not have been any better for washing the cruisers as the participants were quite liberal, in the 30°C weather, with the water and soap on both the cruisers and themselves.

The magazine is intended for teenagers, but a number of the participants at the car wash were pre-teens who wanted to be involved. The magazine has drawn a number of interested young people from the rural and urban sections of Leduc and area.

One of the volunteers is a young lady by the name of Chyler Biefus, who has hypophosphatemic rickets, a rare genetic fault that undermines the way the kidneys process phosphates. Phosphate blood levels which are too low, leads to weak and soft bones. Unfortunately, she has become well aware of the negative effects of bullying. However, Chyler is a determined young lady and does what she can to help others while ignoring what can be hurtful taunts that occasionally comes her way.

The magazine is hopeful of hosting a Loonie Carnival later in mid-August and will be having a launch party on September 13th with the magazine hitting the stands on September 15th. The theme for this first issue will be Anti-Bullying.

Anyone who would like to sponsor the magazine are asked to contact Ms. Angela Pauls at dosomethingmagazine@gmail.com