Celebrate Youth Week in Whitby with Free Activities May 1 to 7

Posted on Wednesday April 24, 2019

Youth are invited to celebrate Youth Week in Whitby this May 1 to 7 with free activities and events aimed at recognizing the positive contributions young people make to the community.

“Our young people are an important part of what makes Whitby a welcoming and vibrant community,” said Mayor Don Mitchell. “I encourage them to get involved in Youth Week and learn more about the many programs and services the Town has to offer them.”

As a Platinum Level Youth Friendly Community, the Town will celebrate the week with the following free activities:

  • Youth Room Open House – May 1

Free pizza, provided by Panago Pizza, will be served starting at approximately 3 p.m. at the Town’s three youth rooms located at the Brooklin Community Centre and Library, McKinney Centre and Henry Street High School. All youth are invited to come get a slice, play games for the chance to win prizes, hang out and see what the Town’s youth rooms have to offer.

  • Art Attack event – May 2

This annual event, presented in partnership with Station Gallery, will celebrate and feature artwork done by Whitby youth in a variety of mediums, including drawing and painting, sculpture, video and film, and photography. Drop in to the Station Gallery at 7 p.m. on May 2 for the Art Attack event or any time from April 30 through to May 5 to view the artwork.

  • Youth Fair – May 7

This annual event will feature approximately 40 community organizations that will provide information geared toward youth, including volunteer opportunities, job prospects for summer employment and more. Students in Grades 8 to 11 will be bussed to the by-invitation-only event being held at the McKinney Centre. Free smoothies provided by Booster Juice will be served during the morning session, and afternoon participants will receive a free slice of pizza courtesy of Panago Pizza.

For more information, visit whitby.ca/youth, follow us on Twitter or Facebook at @townofwhitby, or engage with us on Instagram at @whitbyyouth.