The #ygkchallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston (and the world) a slightly better place to live, work and play.
This week’s #ygkchallenge encourages you to:
Take part in The Juvenis Festival. The Juvenis Festival, presented by Blue Canoe Productions and KFPL, is in its second year and takes place between April 29th and May 7th 2017. The festival is a youth-led, not-for-profit arts festival that engages young people between the ages of 13 and 30. Juvenis creates opportunities for youth to showcase their work through performances and exhibits, and it also offers educational experiences with various workshops and panel talks focused on an array of artistic skills. This year’s festival will include performances of plays such as Homeschooled and Out of Sight, Out of Mind; Juvy’s Movies, a film festival featuring short films made by local youth; a storefront gallery that will feature an afternoon of performances by LGBT youth, and a number of workshops ranging from special effects makeup to drum and dance, and performance techniques. This week we challenge you to get involved and see what Kingston’s youth have to offer. Tickets are available online and the full programming schedule can also be found here. See you there!
Join us in completing this week’s #ygkchallenge by liking it on Facebook and/or re-Tweeting it on Twitter. By liking and sharing, you’re not only committing to doing something great, but you’re also helping us spread the word and hopefully encouraging others to participate.