The City of Thunder Bay is excited to once again announce the return of National Youth Week from May 1 to May 7. Youth Week features FREE events and programming targeted towards all youth ages 10 to 24.

Presented by 99.9 The Bay and Country 105. The Recreation and Culture Division, along with other community partners, has arranged different, in-person events encompassing this year’s “Return to Our Roots” theme. 

“We are returning to our roots; returning to our connections with one another, our communities and the outdoors,” said Amanda Prien, Acting Program Supervisor of Children, Youth and Strategic Initiatives. “Our hope this year is to bring more youth out of isolation and into our programs to meet others, learn new skills and maybe even develop a new hobby.”

Youth are encouraged to attend the Launch Party on Sunday, May 1 from 12 pm-3 pm at the Kinsmen Youth Centre with an outdoor barbecue, carnival style games, a live DJ and an opening ceremony with Elder Lorna Turner.

Each day of Youth Week features two or more events that youth of varying ages can participate in. Events include paint nights, fitness routines with instructors from the Canada Games Complex, baking opportunities and more.

Most events require registration through PerfectMind. Registration closes May 1. A full list of Youth Week programming can be found at:

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Contact:          Amanda Prien, Acting Program Supervisor – Children, Youth & Strategic Initiatives, 629-7051 or email at: