Members of the Fort St. John Youth Advisory Council recently raised money for Japanese earthquake and tsunami victims.

The group organized a dance at Dr. Kearney School and a total of $455 was raised for the Japanese Red Cross Society.

Approximately 200 students attended the dance and the group hopes to hold more in the future.

The YAC was created to help enhance the quality of life of youth by providing information, resources and leadership to both peers and Fort St. John City Council. Members include: Shayla Faminow, Makaela Paynter, Meagan Thorlakson, Daryll Fox, Daniel Zackodnik, Darrah Chmelyk.