Celebrating youth

Annual Youth Festival takes place May 3 at Mission Leisure Centre

Youth Week runs from May 1-7 and events are being planned to celebrate youth in the community.

The Youth Festival will take place May 3 from 12 to 10  p.m. at the Mission Leisure Centre. There will be skateboard and dance competitions, a food eating contest, and a chance to participant in numerous fun events, such as graffiti art, wood and soapstone carving, and sumo suit wrestling. There will also be a performance by Childsplay.

Other events happening during the week are a youth art show on May 7 at the Clarke Theatre from 6:30 to 9 p.m.; a music workshop with Lissa Nessim on May 8 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Mission Arts Centre; and a poetry slam on May 9 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Mission Arts Centre.

The youth art show will showcase artwork as well as perform

For more information about Youth Week events, visit mission.ca.