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Two local organizations have received a month-long proclamation from Fort St. John City Council.

March was proclaimed both the North Peace KidSport Month and Community Social Services Awareness Month.

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Acting Mayor Dan Davies presented the first proclamation to Gail Weber and Connie Richter.

The organization helps financially disadvantaged children across Canada access various sports. In 2010, the local branch of the organization helped 41 children pay the registration fees for their various sports, spending more than $7,000. Since registration costs have increased, the organization has also increased the funding limit it provides for children from $200 to $300.

The second proclamation was presented to Pat Taylor. Taylor said every person will need to access some sort of social service at least once in their life. The month will be used to raise awareness for the various types of social services available in the community, including child care and development programs, employment and housing for people who have developmental disabilities and services for women dealing with different types of abuse.

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