The Ment to Matter Mentor Program gathered in the Flipside Youth Centre on Nov. 28 for an appreciation event. The group enjoyed pizza and a paint party hosted by Sylvan Lake FCSS, Youth Services and the Town of Sylvan, with help from Deanna Stefaniuk of DHS Designs. Mayor Sean McIntyre was also there to take in the fun. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

PHOTOS: Ment to Matter program met for a special paint party lunch hour

The Ment to Matter Mentor Program appreciation event was on Nov. 28 at the Flipside Youth Centre.

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Jordan Hooper (left) and Kierra Olineck wait for the paint on their signs to dry during the Nov. 28 Ment to Matter Program appreciaiton event. The pair were just two of about 80 who took part in the event. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Michael Metcher (left) and his mentor Noah Grant Carson play as a team in a foosball as they wait for the signs they painted to dry during the lunch hour hangout. Aside from painting and games the students were also treated to pizza. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Mentee Scott Boiteau (left) and Ethan Carefoot found their own way to pass the time and bond as paint dried. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Dominic Hogan (left) and Tygan Komarniski work on peeling the stencil sticker off a hand-painted sign. The “paint” party aspect of the event was facilitated by DHS Designs who provided a number of stencils for the signs. From there the students had free range of creativity with paint colours and designs. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs

Halle Holladay (left), Dakota Kemmis (middle) and Brooklyn Piche Carter play a round of Uno as they wait to unveil the masterpieces they had created earlier. Kadyn Schmidtke, FCSS Mentoring Program Coordinator, said she chose this event because she “wanted to take it out of the box a little bit.” The mentors and mentees meet once a week and have a big appreciation event like this one twice a year. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

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