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Sarnia-Lambton Rebound Still Rocking After 35 Years

Sarnia, ON (July 9, 2019) – Sarnia-Lambton Rebound is celebrating 35 years of helping youth and is thrilled to be acknowledging this important milestone with commemorations sprinkled throughout the next few months.

Founded in 1984 when three Sarnia citizens, Dee Cox, Terry Fiztgerald and Barry Symington, came together to respond to the needs identified by youth in the community. Sarnia-Lambton Rebound has grown immensely and is now a local and provincial leader in life skills facilitation, education and cognitive skill development. Rebound started out in the basement of a church, then moved to a local high school and eventually in 2008 to their current location – The Dow Centre for Youth located at 10 Lorne Crescent, Sarnia.

Sarnia-Lambton Rebound also has offices in Petrolia and Forest and offers programming to youth in those areas.

Having successfully served over 40,000 young people across the County of Lambton, each Rebound Program strives to meet our Mission, ‘to be a caring partner in the successful development of youth.’

35th Anniversary Celebrations

All past and present volunteers, board members, staff, community members and alumni are being invited to submit their personal stories, remarks and experiences about how Rebound touched their lives using the hashtag - #PartOfYourStory on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Videos may be uploaded at or submitted to

Saturday, November 2nd from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., mark your calendars for the 35th Anniversary Celebration that will be held at Rebound - 10 Lorne Crescent, Sarnia. Drop by! Cookies and refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, December 11th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Rebound will be hosting the Business After 5 to showcase the Dow Centre for Youth, with the youth from The HUB show casing their Social Enterprise culinary skills and providing the hors d’oeuvres. Rebound is currently seeking a Co-Sponsor for this event.

Rebound currently delivers 19 Programs and is the lead agency for The HUB, a wraparound support service for youth aged 16 to 24 years of age, supporting homeless and at-risk youth, since January 2018. Our Programs offer education and support to youth aged 8 to 24 years of age, covering topics such as substance use prevention, developing resilience and coping skills, developing social and cognitive skills such as goal setting, decision-making and teamwork. Rebound has a history of coming together to meet the unique needs of our community and adapting its programming to meet the needs of the youth.

For more information, please contact:

Anita Minielly, Fund Development | Marketing Coordinator

Sarnia-Lambton Rebound

519-344-2841 ext. 11

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