Skookum Café employees Nicole Wood (front left) and Pascale Grewer work on a batch of chocolate cupcakes

Goodies grant for Colwood café

Coast Capital Savings supports youth employment training program

The Skookum Café has prepared a number of young people for future employment through on-the-job training in a busy retail environment.

Coast Capital Savings’ Vancouver Island Young Leaders Community Council recognizes that and recently presented a cheque for $15,000 to the Pacific Centre Family Services Association, which operates the café in the West Shore Child, Youth and Family Centre on Wale Road.

Council chair Conor Pommerville and Coast Capital boarder member Bill Wellburn dropped by the café earlier this month to check out the work of students and present a giant cheque to association executive director Mitzi Dean.