The City of Thunder Bay kicks off National Youth Week with an official proclamation at Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School today. Youth Week takes place annually from May 1 -7 and celebrates the positive contributions that youth make to their communities, their achievements, and their volunteerism.

The launch event will highlight youth programming and opportunities taking place throughout the week, the importance of mental health, and celebrate the City’s partnership with Wake the Giant. The week is also designated as National Youth Arts Week and Mental Health Awareness Week.

The City of Thunder Bay and community organizations will be hosting a number of free or low-cost events all week long. These fun and interactive events are a great way for youth to spend time with friends in a safe, youth-friendly environment and celebrate being a youth in Thunder Bay.

Youth Week activities include a Youth Art Show and Youth Music Showcase – held at the Kinsmen Youth Centre on James Street, a barbeque at Evergreen a United Neighbourhood, Youth Olympics, and toonie swims at the Complex. There will also be many more exciting programs led by community organizations across the city supporting youth.

For a full schedule of activities and more information about Youth Week, visit or ‘Like’ the Youth Move Facebook page:

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Contact:       Ahnika Bruetsch, Project Manager- Youth Inclusion Program, 625-3429,