Happy Youth Club — the oldest recreational club in Seychelles — is celebrating 55 years of existence. It was on September 7, 1963, that the club was opened in Victoria as a place where young people can hang out and socialise.
Local historian Tony Mathiot told SNA last week that the club was the initiative of the late Brother Imier Montavon of the Roman Catholic Diocese.
“A group of enthusiastic young men, with the support and guidance of Brother Imier, built the Happy Youth Club on a piece of land donated by the Catholic Mission. Its objective was to have a place where the youths of Victoria could gather in the weekends and socialise in the convivial spirit of brotherhood,” explained Mathiot.