Welcome to Youth Events!
Here you will find the up-to-date information about upcoming youth events in Whitby.
There are a number of exciting events for Whitby youth ages 12 to 18 happening all year long. These events, designed to capture the interests of a diverse youth population, offer opportunities for youth interaction and fun.
Thank you to all of this year’s performers for participating in Whitby Idol 2013. This year, 18 finalists were selected from over 50 spectacular applicants.
All Whitby Idol finalists will be awarded studio time courtesy of the MusicScene and will have the opportunity to perform at various Town of Whitby events.
Whitby Idol is sponsored by the Whitby Youth Council, The Corporation of the Town of Whitby and the MusicScene. The Whitby Youth Council is comprised of youth in the Whitby community and adult representation from local schools, agencies and organizations that work together to address the needs of youth in the community.
Whitby Film Fest
Whitby Film Fest features films from Whitby residents between the ages of 12-18. Films must not exceed 8 minutes in length and are subject to approval for appropriate content by the Film Fest Committee of youth and adult advisors. Each filmmaker can submit a maximum of two films.
Stay tuned for 2014 Film Fest details.
Whitby's Got Talent
The first ever Whitby’s Got Talent showcased a wide variety of talents that the youth of Whitby possess. The youth performers were comprised of hip-hop, jazz, and contemporary dancers, a ballet dancer, a pop-rock band, vocal duets, pianists, a musical theatre performer, an opera singer, a guitar soloist, and an a capella group.
The second edition of Whitby’s Got Talent will take place in October 2013. Details regarding registration, auditions, and the finale will be posted in the late summer of 2013.
Celebrating Youth Awards
The seventh annual Celebrating Youth Awards was held on November 29, 2012. The event was hosted by the Whitby Youth Council and kindly sponsored by Meridian Credit Union. 20 exceptional Whitby youth were recognized for their community involvement and participation in various charitable organizations. The dinner and awards ceremony was held at the Whitby Centennial Building in front of a crowd of 96 invited guests.
The Whitby Youth Council would like to extend a warm thank you to Meridian Credit Union for supporting this event since its inception in 2006. The Whitby Youth Council would also like to thank everyone that took the time to nominate one of the 20 youth that were recognized at the event.
The eighth annual Celebrating Youth Awards will be held in November 2013. Information regarding nominating a Whitby youth will be released in the Fall of 2013.
You can volunteer at these fantastic events by becoming a part of the Whitby Youth Council.