Apr 24, 2013
From May 1 to 7, the City of Mississauga and partners invite you to unleash your inner rebel
during a youth-led festival of creative expression and community involvement. REBEL 13
celebrates National Youth Arts Week and National Youth Week with more than 40 free events and
activities taking place throughout the city.
"By using REBEL as a brand for National Youth Arts Week and National Youth Week in
Mississauga, the meaning of the word changes completely," said Trevor Sookraj, co-chair of
REBEL 13. "REBEL now represents a week where youth come together and create positive
events, a positive atmosphere and more importantly, celebrate their positive contributions to
According to Sookraj, REBEL 13 will feature a number of youth-driven projects including REBEL Challenge Race, Mississauga Youth Film Festival, REBEL Talent Show and Music Monday. The week kicks off on May 1 with Ignite Youth Mississauga featuring a lineup of inspirational speakers and
performers at the University of Toronto in Mississauga. REBEL 13 wraps up with a poetry
competition and live music at Jam & Slam on May 7 at the Mississauga Civic Centre Skateboard Park.
REBEL 13 will also feature Behaviour - Block Party & Pow Wow, an urban arts festival, featuring more
than 100 dancers and artists on May 4 at Burnhamthorpe Community Centre. Behaviour will feature
Canadian Beatbox Champion, Scott Jackson, award winning performer, "Slakha the
Beatchild", STOMP cast member, Troy Sexton, hip-hop crew I Rock With The One in addition
to many more talented artists.
REBEL 13 is made possible through partnerships with MiWay, Recreation and Culture
Divisions and various community organizations. For more information on REBEL 13 events and
activities, visit mississauga.ca/rebel. Follow the event on Twitter using the hashtag #rebel13.
As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 741,000 residents and more than 54,000
businesses, including more than 60 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major
divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the
shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading
Today for Tomorrow" by focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan,
delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.
Public Affairs Consultant
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 5053