Youth movie nights planned in Minto

The Minto Youth Action Council, as part of its mandate to provide youth-friendly events for the community, will follow up a successful August outdoor movie night with two more events in this month.

The youth-led initiative, which will celebrate its first anniversary in October, will bring the live-action version of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast to the Harriston Train Station at dusk on Sept. 15, and will screen Moana at the Palmerston Railway Heritage Museum on Sept. 29.

Admission will be free and proceeds from the concession will be donated to local charities.

The movies will be shown indoors in the event of inclement weather.

The event is being presented with the assistance of funding from the Ontario Coalition for Smoke-Free Movies. The coalition brings together concerned health organizations and over 40 endorsing organizations who aim to raise awareness about the impact of smoking in movies on youth smoking.

The Minto Youth Action Council is comprised of youths from Clifford, Harriston and Palmerston who work with adult allies and other community partners “to create a positive environment to empower youth to use their voices and create meaningful change,” organizers note.