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Food for Thought

Join us at Britannia Community Centre on June 26 for Food for Thought. Participate in games, activities, art, performance, and dialogue on food, culture, and food justice. Catered food will be provided. All youth, ages 12-29, are welcome!

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Love and Hate are Beasts and the One that Grows is the One You Feed

Something that is normally hushed and not understood, suicide is a complex issue. However, I was given the opportunity along with an incredibly beautiful group of young people from my community to break that silence.

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Contribute to a Youth-Created Documentary: Show Me What You Care About

Get involved in “Show Me What You Care About”, a short, youth-created documentary profiling a group of people representing Vancouver’s diverse communities.

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Burnaby’s Got Talent: A Youth Organized Charity Event

And that’s just the beauty of helping out locally. You’re able to see the effects immediately and know that you have done a good thing and given to a good cause. By the end of the night, the theatre was sold out and we raised over $5,500, well over our goal. Youth are capable of great things, and can make great change in society, but to me, it is best to start at home.

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Youth Voting Interests

These youth might not have the right to vote yet, but they know the power of politics and what the next election could bring. And more importantly, they know what they’ll vote for once they get to the polls.

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YAC presents: “Let’s Talk: A Guide to Teens and their Health”

On Thursday, May 16th, please join us in a panel discussion featuring members of Youth Advisory Committee, joined by adolescent health experts to discuss ways to support youth during their teen years. This event is open to anyone; you do not need to be connected to the hospital to attend. Parents, healthcare professionals, teens, kids, and families are all welcome.

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An Ode to an Orange

The orange is the symbol of solidarity for all those who chose to be bold, to have the courage to speak out against an injustice. It is the story of welcoming change. Thus it is only fitting we celebrate the courage of the orange while the seasons change. This spring, I implore you to be bold; to be an orange amongst a crowd of apples. Spit out the seeds of ignorance, of stagnant thinking and share your unique segments with our diverse communities to enjoy in solidarity.

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How will you be participating in Earth Day this year?

Earth Day is an annual celebration on April 22nd when events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental sustainability and protection. How will you be participating in Earth Day this year? If you are stumped, here is a list of 5 fun and creative suggestions of how you can get involved!

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Standing Together

I guess the whole point of me sharing this experience is to let you know that you have allies. Right now, it is up to our youth to stay strong, grow, and strive. Also, to never forget that the way to stand the strongest, is by holding each other.

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At Maladjusted: A Poignant Reminder of How the System Defines Us

Maladjusted is presented by Theatre for Living (formerly headlines). It is an experiential and interactive play based on Augusto’s Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed. It presents a short play about how health care currently treats the mentally ill. After that, members of the audience may replace the actors as they reenact scenes.