Youth Week

Youth Week

Get out and Celebrate Youth Week!
From May 1 to 7, 2017 attend these fun-filled events hosted by the City of St. John’s Community Services Department, Recreation Division All Youth Week events are free of charge. For more information please call 576-8630 or email

Youth ages 12 to 18 years are invited to submit a piece of original art work for the 15th Annual Youth Art Exhibit. Drop off art work at the City's Recreation Division office at Crosbie Building, 1 Crosbie Place on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Submission deadline is Friday, April 21, 2017 so don't delay!

Art Exhibit Submission 2017 Application

Art Exhibit Opening Reception
Monday, May 1, 2017
Great Hall, City Hall
7 to 8 p.m.
Everyone Welcome!
All pieces will be on display for public viewing April 24 to May 7, 2017.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Enjoy a thrill filled night at the carnival with Sky High Amusements, a magician, popcorn, and so much more. Lots of prizes to be won!
Southlands Community Centre
7 to 8:30 p.m.
12 to 18 years

Saturday, May 6
H.G.R. Mews Community Centre
3 to 3:50 p.m
12 to 18 years
Congratulations to our 2016 Youth of the Year recipients
Junior Youth of the Year, Katherine Dibbon
Senior Youth of the Year, Nitish Bhatt

What is National Youth Week?
National Youth Week is an initiative that began in Canada in 1995. The goal of Youth Week is to celebrate youth, their achievements and their commitment to our communities. Youth Week also gives us an opportunity to recognize and give back to the youth who have given so much to our community through their volunteer efforts. National Youth Week is celebrated in Canada each year from May 1 to 7 and entails various activities and celebrations for youth of all ages.

Youth Week and the City of St. John's
The City of St. John's became an active supporter of National Youth Week in 2000, by offering a variety of events and activities for local youth. The focus has been on working with youth to plan and implement activities for the 12 to 18 year-old age group. Through its Recreation Division a variety of events designed to appeal to youth are offered. Past events include: Youth Art Exhibit, free swims, carnivals and the Youth of the Year Award presentation. 

Youth Week also helps the youth within the community make connections with other youth and community partners that may have lasting benefits in the future. Taking part in National Youth Week also helps youth build on their social skills, confidence, creativity, and positive relationships. We invite you to embrace the spirit of Youth Week in St. John's and come out to participate in our many activities. As well, we encourage you to start Youth Week activities of your own to celebrate the youth of our great City.

The City of St. John's awards an annual Junior and Senior Youth of the Year Award designed to recognize the tremendous achievements of two youth in our community. The individuals nominated for this award are voted on by a board of their peers and community partners. 
If you have any questions about Youth Week or want to get involved, please contact the Youth Services Fieldworker at 576-8630.