The Centre is set to open the doors to its additional space for new services this week. 

Acquired in March, the expansion marks a significant leap forward in the organization's mission to better the lives of youth in Swift Current. 

Nathan Wiebe, executive director of the Swift Current Community Youth Initiative (SCCYI), is excited for the opportunity to offer more to the community. 

"The counseling is a big one for us; over the past couple of years, we've seen a steady incline in the need," he said. "We have three incredible counselors within our walls that are passionate about what they do, that are incredible at loving people and walking alongside some difficult times."

The additional square footage includes features such as two separate waiting rooms, two private counselling rooms, and an accessible washroom.

A grand opening will take place on Thursday evening just before the annual Christmas tree lighting, in the format of a come and go event. Opening remarks are at 5:30, but guests are welcome to pop in any time between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

"[We're] really grateful for the opportunity that we have to do this kind of thing, and we could not do it without some amazing, amazing people," Wiebe said. "I just really appreciate the support from our community here in Swift Current and across the board here in the southwest."

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