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Mississauga Youth are Rebels with a Cause

Apr 24, 2014

MISSISSAUGA, April 24, 2014 – From May 1 to 7, the City of Mississauga and its partners are inviting youth ages 13 to 30 to participate in Rebel14 – a week-long celebration featuring more than 200 FREE city-wide events designed by youth for youth.

In support of National Youth Arts Week, National Youth Week and Music Monday, the City has combined these events to create Rebel14. Now in its third year, Rebel14 provides youth with events and activities that focus on sport and physical activity, arts and culture, and opportunities to make a difference. Rebel14 is a partnership between Culture, Recreation, and Library Services Divisions and various community organizations.

Daily Activities at all Libraries and Community Centres in Mississauga

  • Youth Advisory Groups will be organizing after-school drop in activities at community centers from yoga to live bands to community clean ups.
  • Teen Advisory Groups will be organizing black out poetry drop in activities, volunteer fairs and dozens of other events at local libraries.

Pre-registered Workshops about Creative Careers in the Arts
Youth interested in learning about careers in the arts can participate in free workshops and meet industry professionals. Workshops include: Live Performance Production; Metalworks In Studio Recording; Digital Design for Web and Apps; and special guest New York hip hop artist, Devon Glover, “The Sonnet Man”.

Register for all workshops at rebel.youth@mississauga.ca.

Rebel14 Signature Events

  • Rebel Experience “I Make Things Happen” – kickoff event featuring speakers and performers hosting events throughout the week.

    Thursday, May 1 from 4 to 6 p.m.
    Great Hall – Civic Centre
    300 City Centre Dr., Mississauga
     
  • Behavior 2014: Word Up Jam – youth tell their stories about music, art and dance through hip hop.

    Saturday, May 3 from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.
    Mississauga Valley Community Centre Gym
    1275 Mississauga Valley Blvd, Mississauga
     
  • Rappin’ Up Rebel14 – closing festivities for Rebel14 including movies, street basketball, boot camp fitness, the Sonnet Man and indie music band Huge Cosmic.

    Wednesday, May 7, from 4 to 11 p.m.
    Mississauga Celebration Square
    300 City Centre Dr., Mississauga

For a full list of events and activities, visit mississauga.ca/rebel.

Follow the event on Twitter using the hashtag #rebel14.

Twittercue: May 1 – 7 join City youth for Rebel14 –free city-wide activities designed for youth by youth. Visit mississauga.ca/rebel for details.

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Media Contact:
Karen Flores
Communications Advisor, Community Services
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 5053
TTY: 905-896-5151
Karen.Flores@mississauga.ca






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