Alerts

Stay Connected

Facebook
Facebook
Twitter
Twitter
Youtube
Youtube
Instagram
Instagram
City Matters
Newsletter
City News
City News
 

City offers free activities for Youth Week

April 26, 2017 -

The City of Kingston and community partners will host FREE activities – including arts workshops, a town hall,  movies, skateboard demos – aimed at young people aged 13-24 for National Youth Week, May 1 to 7. 

Kingston was designated a youth-friendly community last year by Play Works, the Ontario Partnership for Active and Engaged Youth.

Check out these activities (free unless otherwise noted. Identification may be required):

  • Free Arts Workshops – May 1 to 7 – There are free workshops every day from 4 to 7 p.m. during youth week at various venues across Kingston, including: the Tett Centre, 370 King St. West; the Baby Grand Theatre, 218 Princess St.; and 99 York St. For a full schedule and registration information visit www.juvenisfestival.ca/workshops.

Monday, May 1

  • Open Gym – 3 to 5 p.m. at Artillery Park Aquatic Centre, 382 Bagot St.
  • Juvy's Movies Night – Come to a free night of original movies made by Kingston youth at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 1 at The Screening Room, 120 Princess St. (second floor).  For more information please visit www.kingstonyouth.ca .

Tuesday, May 2

  • Open Gym – 3 to 5 p.m. at Artillery Park Aquatic Centre, 382 Bagot St.
  • Youth Arts Council Town Hall Meeting – Attend a Town Hall Meeting to form a youth arts council from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2 at the Kingston Arts Council in the Tett Centre at 370 King St. W. The meeting is open to anyone who wishes to attend. For more information, contact reid@juvenisfestival.ca.
  • Public Skating – 6:30 to 7:20 p.m., INVISTA Centre, 1350 Gardiners Rd.

Wednesday, May 3

  • Y2K Community Breakfast – Join a discussion about Youth 2 Kingston and its partners at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, May 3. Contact kingstonyouthstrategy@outlook.com to RSVP or for more information please visit www.kingstonyouth.ca.
  • Open Gym – 3 to 5 p.m. at Artillery Park Aquatic Centre, 382 Bagot St.
  • Grand Opening: Shannon Park Skate Park – Celebrate the grand opening of Kingston's newest skate park from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3 in Shannon Park. The new 8,000 square foot skate park at the corner of Daly and MacCauley streets is suitable for skateboarders, BMX bikers, rollerbladers, and scooters.  Opening festivities will feature live music, a community BBQ and skateboarding demonstrations.
  • Power Yoga, 5 to 5:50 p.m., Artillery Park Aquatic Centre, 382 Bagot St.

Thursday, May 4

  • Open Gym – 3 to 5 p.m. at Artillery Park Aquatic Centre, 382 Bagot St.
  • Kickboxing Beginner – 5:15 to 6 p.m. at Artillery Park Aquatic Centre, 382 Bagot St.
  • Leisure Swim – 7 to 8:25 p.m. at Artillery Park Aquatic Centre, 382 Bagot St.

Friday, May 5

  • Athena Collective's Women's Conference – Enjoy a full day of speakers and workshops about women and empowerment run by Kingston youth from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, May 5 at the Isabel Bader Centre, 390 King St. West and the Tett Centre, 370 King St. West.  For more information please visit www.kingstonyouth.ca
  • Open Gym – 3 to 5 p.m. at Artillery Park Aquatic Centre, 382 Bagot St.
  • Market Madness – 4 to 6 p.m. – the Y2K Youth Strategy and Kingston Police host pick-up basketball games in Springer Market Square. Bring your water bottle to fill up at the Utilities Kingston water buggy.
  • Fitness @ 5 – 5:15 to 6 p.m. at Artillery Park Aquatic Centre, 382 Bagot St.
  • Leisure Swim – 8 to 9:25 p.m. at Artillery Park Aquatic Centre, 382 Bagot St.
  • Battle of the Bands – Friday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m., come to the Ale House, 393 Princess St., to see youth bands for a $10 entry fee. This is an all-ages event. For more information please visit www.kingstonyouth.ca.

Saturday, May 6

  • Belle Park Driving Range – 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.  at 731 Montreal St. Get access to the driving range access and a free large bucket of balls. A limited number of drivers are also available for use free of charge.
  • Tai Chi Level 1 – 9 to 10 a.m. at Artillery Park Aquatic Centre, 382 Bagot St.
  • Leisure Swim – 2 to 3:55 p.m. at Artillery Park Aquatic Centre, 382 Bagot St.

Sunday, May 7

  • Fitness Centre Drop-in and equipment orientation – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at INVISTA Centre, 1350 Gardiners Rd.  Youth 13-15 years have access to Fitzone equipment: Youth Circuit machines and Wii station, XBOX one and youth recumbent bikes. Youth ages 16-24 will have access to the full fitness centre.
  • Leisure Swim – 2 to 3:55 p.m. at Artillery Park Aquatic Centre, 382 Bagot St.

The full list of events and schedules for National Youth Week is available at /residents/recreation/programs/other/youth-week.

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality –ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future. 

Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

Twitter: @CityofKingston
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheCityofKingston

–30–

Media contact: For more information call the communications and customer experience department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.