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Events celebrate local youth

Don Fennell   May-02-2019

Sajadej Zaki performing her salm poetry at last year’s U-ROC Awards.

Photo courtesy City of Richmond


They’re all between the ages of 13 and 18, and the leaders of tomorrow.

And during B.C. Youth Week, May 1 to 7, Richmond and its community partners are making a special effort to celebrate the contributions and achievements they’re already realizing.

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“Richmond’s youth contribute greatly to our community’s vibrancy,” says Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “We are proud to offer, alongside our community partners, a variety of activities for young people to connect, be creative, have fun and experience something meaningful.”

The range of special events (richmond.ca/youthweek) includes:

• Thursday, May 2, 5:30 to 9 p.m.

City of Richmond U-ROC Youth Awards at Gateway Theatre

Celebrate the achievements and dedication of Richmond youth groups, outstanding youth and asset champions. This event is by invitation only.

• Thursday, May 2, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Youth job fair at Richmond Public Library Brighouse branch

The library, Charity Brighouse and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Employment Services plus multiple employers are looking for youth to join their teams.

• Friday May 3, 6 to 11:30 p.m.

Mega Youth Hangout at Cambie Community Centre

Open to all Richmond youth, here’s an opportunity to hang out and enjoy some food, games, open gym, music, prizes and more.

Free for youth aged 13 to 18.

• Saturday, May 4, Noon to 4 p.m.

Careers in Media Arts at Richmond Cultural Centre Media Lab

Join the Richmond Youth Media Program and learn about working in “Hollywood North”, marketing your work and business tips for being a self-employed media artist.

• May 1 to 7, Youth Week at Richmond Olympic Oval

Check out the great events and programs offered all week long including an Overcooked Video Game Tournament (www.richmondoval.ca).


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