Feeling artsy? Calling all aspiring artists and passionate doodlers, the Mayor’s Youth Council wants to see what makes Calgary your home. You can show us with pencils, paints, in color or in black and white, we just want to see your artistic expression. We also want to know what your art means to you, so just include anything under 200 [...]
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Man, we have lots of forces battling against Poverty right now. Remember the Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness that I mentioned in both the Security or Poverty and Hunger Dinner articles? Did you read Sheliza’s poem on homelessness? What about Lily’s take on Seniors in Poverty? Okay, I know that’s a bit much of a homework assignment, but you better [...]
Hello engaged youth! Do you ever wish you could be in charge of this city? That’s right, the wish to have your fancy ideas be implemented in the city of Calgary. Well now is your chance. Madeline Gustavson, a grade nine student was chosen last year as the Mayor for a Day. She got to spend a whole day [...]
Interested in business, entrepreneurship, enterprise, or just having a lot of fun? On January 5th of 2013, a student (One of those students being our own Syed!) run initiative in partnership with the Junior Achievement, host to the popular Company Program, called Youth Business Network is holding a competition that put the business skills of teams of 5 high school [...]
(Or rather, To Read Before Summer-Ends-And-My-Free-Time-Dies-of-IB) Now that you’ve made a Summer Bucket List, it’s time to ̶w̶i̶n̶ ̶s̶o̶m̶e̶ ̶m̶o̶n̶e̶y̶ ̶s̶o̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶ ̶c̶a̶n̶ ̶c̶h̶e̶c̶k̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶m̶ ̶o̶f̶f̶!̶ make a summer reading list! Although, really, those are the same thing. Doesn’t matter if you’re not an avid reader – flipped through a magazine? Studying for the SAT? Reading this blog post? It all counts! [...]
On April 27, I attended a teen-only event at the Calgary Public Library (thanks for hosting it CPL). I honestly had no idea what to expect and I was sure in for a surprise.
Hey you. Yes you. You right there. Have you ever dreamed of becoming a cowboy? (- Or even better: a cowgirl!) ‘Course you have! (Besides, as a citizen of Cowtown, home of the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, it’s your legal duty to worship the glorious culture of rodeos & ranches). Here’s your chance! Slap on a cowboy hat, roll [...]
This weekend, I attended the slam poetry event hosted by the Calgary Public Library and This Is My City at the John Dutton Theatre in the Central Library. The program was essentially the Kickoff Event for this year’s 9th Annual Calgary Spoken Word Festival. It is also a part of Youth Week Calgary 2012. If you haven’t heard of slam [...]
Last Saturday, I had the privilege to paint in the tallest art gallery of the west (and maybe even the world!) – our very own Calgary Tower. Twenty teams gathered in the lobby at 9 a.m., equipped with brushes, rollers, TimBits, and all rainbows of paints to fight for the top in the 10th annual Alberta Wilderness Association mural competition. You [...]
I’ve noticed that there are some really awesome photographers here in Calgary. Some of the photos I see as profile pictures on Facebook or outside the art classes at my school look like they came straight out of a magazine. That’s why I’m letting all you great photographers know about this amazing contest. Calgary Junior High and Senior High Students [...]
Do you love to express your opinion? How about winning prizes? On Nov 30, 2011, express your opinion about democracy. Whether you can vote or you’ve been influenced by the election process, this is your time to share your thoughts. Democracy is known as the “voice of the people.” You are a person, and your voice deserves to be heard. [...]
Every day, Youth Are Awesome bloggers are posting on the three things they can do for Calgary as part of the City’s 3 Things project. My Three Things are: 1. Connect with your neighbors. They live beside you anyways. My family decided that we should connect with our neighbors. We have been living beside each other for the past 14 [...]
For those of you who aren’t in University, this is still applicable to you! CampusPerks aims to fuel student life on campuses across Canada (yay!). They create challenges to help students unlock rewards (or get funding), which in turn gives them kudos that allow them to donate to and support student-led projects of their choice. Kudos are the CampusPerks currency [...]
Do you love poetry? Do you often find yourself writing poetic lines and showing them to your friends? Well how about showing them to a panel of judges? The World Poetry Movement is holding a contest where prizes include money up to $1,000 and an opportunity to get your poem published! Isn’t that amazing? Now find those epic poems or [...]
If you decided to apply to the University of Calgary for this upcoming fall semester, then you’ve probably received your acceptance letter (yay!) as well as your copy of Little Princes by Conor Grennan. If you haven’t started reading it already, I highly suggest to do it! Not only is it suggested that you do it for Orientation Week (which [...]