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Celebrating Youth Culture and Youth Week


April 30, 2010 – The Community Youth Coalition is proclaiming May 1 – 8 the 6th annual Youth Week in Thunder Bay. The event is a for-youth–by-youth initiative, and recognizes the positive contributions that youth make in their community. It’s all part of the International Celebration of Youth.

“Every day we hear about marvelous acts of charity, community pride, leadership and creativity from the youth in our community,” said Myles Cizmar, Supervisor – Children and Youth Programs and Chair of the Community Youth Coalition. “Youth Week profiles the strong connection between young people and their community.”

The celebration and flag raising ceremony kicks off a great week of youth-driven fun, interaction and celebration.  A diverse number of activities are planned including a Much Music Video Dance Party, a Girl Power Conference, a Museum Scavenger Hunt, and Pedalz bike rodeo. Events are for youth and their families.

The event is an initiative of the Thunder Bay Youth Coalition, a partnership of the City Of Thunder Bay, Dilico Anishinabek Family Care Youth Outreach Services, Children’s Centre Foundation, United Way/ Youth Scape, Thunder Bay Public Libraries, and other youth serving organizations. Youth Week calendars have been distributed to various locations throughout the city.

For more information, contact Christine Battle, Youth Mentor & Coordinator, Youth Scape Project at 626-1767 or visit www.thunderbay.ca/youth.

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Contact:  Christine Battle, Youth Mentor & Coordinator  – Youth Skate Project, 626-1767