Access and Ignite celebrate success of first TV auction

Regina, SK – On Sunday, April 2, 2017, the Ignite Adult Learning Corporation held its first TV auction on Access7 in Regina. The online auction concluded on Sunday with a live show celebrating over $21,000 raised.

"Support of community is a core value of Access Communication and we are committed to assisting groups like Ignite Adult Learning,” said Jim Deane, President and CEO of Access Communications. “Ignite is all about helping the transformation of young adults from dependency, from addiction, from hopelessness, to self-reliance."

The funds raised will go toward a project in which participants attend work and learn skills necessary to join the present labour force. Each year 35 to 40 at-risk young adults, aged 19 to 30 are hired by Ignite as apprentices. Their job is to learn - seven and half hours a day, five days a week. Wages are deducted for lateness or absenteeism. Poor performance and chronic absenteeism are causes for dismissal from the program.

“We are so grateful to Access Communications and all the organizations who helped sponsor our auction fundraiser,” says Carlo Bizzarri, Manager at Ignite Adult Learning Corporation. “The funds raised in the Access7 TV auction goes a long way to achieving our goal.”

For more information on the other Access7 programs, please visit www.MyAccess.ca/Access7.

About Access Communications
Access Communications is a 100% Saskatchewan-owned not-for-profit co-operative that is committed to providing exceptional communications and entertainment services. Our staff, our customers, and our partners are all part of the Access family. We are proud to be part of the communities we live in, reinvesting 100% of our earnings into the over 230 Saskatchewan communities we serve.

About Ignite
Ignite is a not-for-profit, community-based employer that uses a leading edge, business entrepreneurial approach to solve social issues inherent in marginalized young adults. Through learning, healing, and meaningful work, Ignite assists at-risk young adults in developing the personal, social, academic, and work skills needed to move away from negative behaviours, unemployment, and financial dependency to become independent, self-supporting, and contributing members of society.


For more information contact:

Tracey Mucha
Communications Officer
Access Communications Co-operative
Phone: 306-565-5352; toll free: 1-866-211-6334 ext. 5352

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