On Saturday evening, April 28 the Missisquoi North Volunteer Centre (CABMN) Youth Program held its First Annual Business/Youth Pool Tournament at the Youth Centre with nine teams taking part. The event was organized by Eleanor Cote, Coordinator of Communication and Youth Services for the CABMN. “In the beginning of the planning it was hard to get businesses to commit,” shared Cote. “Once a few started showing interests, others quickly followed.” Often the first year event is the hardest to initiate but the years that follow bring more and more involvement and that is the hope for this wonderful event. Businesses represented on Saturday included: Giroux and Giroux(Rona), Garage JF Giroux, FamiliPrix Pharmacy, Excavation Stanley Mierzwinski(ESM), Hatley(Little Blue House), NexKemia Petrochemicals, Epicerie Jacques Ducharme(Richelieu), Paul St.Onge Transport/Snow removal and Bistro Chouette. Each business picked a name from a hat of the youth with whom it was paired. Youth participants ranged in ages from 11 to 19 years old and the teams were then in a triple elimination battle for the winning prize. The winning business, along with bragging rights received a plaque to be placed in their establishment until next year’s rematch. The winning youth received a cash prize of $50.00. Door prizes were provided by Sherbrooke cinema, NexKemia Petrochemicals and the Youth Centre. The funding for this initiative was made possible through a donation from the Petits Hiboux de Potton. See full story in the Tuesday, May 1st edition of The Record.