From May 1 to 7, the City of Mississauga is celebrating National Youth Week. Hosted by youth ages 12 to 18, the weeklong festival is dedicated to the celebration of youth and their active participation in the community. It empowers youth to make a difference within their community through music, film, the arts, culture and sport. Throughout the week, a variety of activities and events will be taking place at community centres and libraries across the city.
National Youth Week Event Highlights
- May 1 to 5, 7: Six locations across the city are hosting a talent search for youth to showcase their skills for a chance to win a recording session at Metalworks Studios.
- Tuesday, May 1: River Grove Community Centre is running a workshop about graffiti and spray painting. Youth will have the chance to contribute to a collaborative art piece at the centre.
- Wednesday, May 2: South Common Community Centre is featuring a session with a registered nutritionist to teach youth how to make healthy smoothies and explain the importance of active living.
- Thursday, May 3: Malton Community Centre Pool is hosting a DJ pool party where youth can enjoy a free fun swim.
- Friday, May 4: Sponsored by Teen Advisory Group, Cooksville Library has an escape room planned where youth must solve puzzles to escape the library.
- Saturday, May 5: Central Library will showcase two local bands, four youth awards as well as a studio workshop after the talent search for those looking to learn how to record music.
- Monday May 7: Burnhamthorpe Community Centre is hosting a spring cooking class for youth to learn new recipes.
In 2017, National Youth Week, previously known as Rebel, hosted more than 300 free events featuring more than 400 artists and 8,000 people across the city. In addition, 253 youth provided 1,657 hours of volunteering during National Youth Week.
For a full list of events and activities happening in your ward, visit mississauga.ca/NYW905.