Richmond takes annual Youth Week online

The pandemic is not stopping Richmond from hosting their annual Youth Week celebrations, and this year, youths can participate in a full-week of activities online.

Every year, BC Youth Week is celebrated during the first week of May to highlight the connection between youths and their communities.

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The City of Richmond and community associations and societies decided to keep youths active and connected by  holding Youth Week events virtually.

Activities this year will include an online dance party with a DJ, D.I.Y activities, webinars with prizes and contests on Instagram.

“Richmond’s youth are resilient and contribute greatly to the community,” said Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie in a release.

“In light of COVID-19, staff has once again worked with our community partners to offer a variety of unique and creative Youth Week activities that still allow for socializing and connecting with peers while being physically distant.”

Richmond’s Youth Week schedule will move ahead with the following events:

Friday, May 1

City of Richmond U-ROC Awards Announcement at 12 p.m.

The U-ROC Awards celebrate the achievements and dedication of Richmond residents in the categories of outstanding youth and adult asset champions.
The nominees can be found at www.richmond.ca/UROC

Youth Dance Party from 8 to 10 p.m.

A dance party will kick off Youth Week on Instagram where music will be presented by a professional DJ.
Head to @CityofRichmondYouth on Instgram to join.

Saturday, May 2

Career in Media Arts Webinar from 12 to 4 p.m.

An interactive webinar will be held for youths to learn more about the media arts field with presentations on animation, graphic design and music and video production with professional artists.
Email medialab@richmond.ca to get the webinar times for each topic and the Zoom meeting link

Monday, May 4

Virtual Andante Café

Submit a video of your talent to be shared online in a virtual talent contest. This can include singing, dancing, reading a poem or other hidden talents.
Email videos to myip@richmond.ca by Monday, April 27.

May 1 to 7

Youth Workplace Safety Webinar

Youths can learn more about workplace safety by joining a daily trivia with a chance to win prizes.
Visit daily @CityofRichmondYouth on Instagram for information.

D.I.Y. Series

Youths can learn new skills such as cooking and crafting using materials found in their own home.
Visit daily @CityofRichmondYouth on Instagram for information.

For a full of activities, visit www.richmond.ca/youthweek

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