Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:30 AM

Celebrate National Youth Week

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The City of St. John's celebrates National Youth Week from May 1 to 7 with several free-of-charge events. National Youth Week recognizes youth and their active participation in the community whether it is through theatre, recreation, sport, art, volunteering, leadership or community engagement.
 
Monday, April 29
Proclamation of Youth Week
2019 Youth of the Year award winners Jack White (Junior) and Anna James (Senior) will attend the City Council meeting as the Mayor officially proclaims National Youth Week in the City of St. John’s.
 
Youth Art Exhibit Opening Reception
Everyone is invited to the opening reception of more than 100 pieces of art produced by St. John’s youth from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Wyatt (Great) Hall, City Hall. The reception is free to attend and live entertainment is provided by youth band Conway. The exhibit, including the Sharing Our Cultures Legacy Rug, is on display until Friday, May 10.
 
Wednesday, May 1
Carnival
Youth ages 12 to 18 are invited to the Paul Reynolds Community Centre, 35 Carrick Drive, for a free Carnival from 6:30 to 8 p.m. with inflatables and games from Sky High Amusements, a magician, giant-sized games, prizes and much more!
 
Swims – Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5
Youth up to age 18 are invited to swim for free at indoor pools:

  • Saturday, May 4, noon to 12:50 p.m., Paul Reynolds Community Centre
  • Sunday, May 5, 2 to 3:20 p.m., H.G.R. Mews Community Centre 

For more information about Youth Week please visit the Youth Week webpage.