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- Plenty to Do During Youth Week in Kawartha Lakes -

(CITY OF KAWARTHA LAKES) – Youth in the City of Kawartha Lakes are invited to take part in the many fun activities planned for young people during the first week of May.

National Youth Week (May 1 to 7) celebrates young people and their involvement in the community. To mark the week in the City of Kawartha Lakes, a group of youths is organizing free music, art, food and fun activities for their peers.

Stay bright UNLIT is a group of local young people that typically promotes the hazards of tobacco use among youth. For the past few years, stay bright UNLIT members have also organized Youth Week events.

“The stay bright UNLIT group is really passionate about National Youth Week, especially organizing fun activities for local youth to help them feel valued, connected and celebrated in their own community,” says Fyffe Hunting, a partner with the youth group and a Public Health Worker with the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit.

The main event for the week is a Youth in Action festival on Friday, May 5, from 3:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Victoria Park Armoury (210 Kent St. W.) in Lindsay. The festival is free for youth and their families and will feature an Indigenous group of dancers, followed by a youth awards ceremony. There will also be guest speakers, games, music, art, food and other fun activities.

Other National Youth Week events include

• Free rock climbing on Tuesday, May 2, from 6 to 8 pm at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes (107 Lindsay St. S.) in Lindsay. The event is organized by Peak Indoor Rock Climbing and Adventure Centre.

• A Youth Coffee House featuring various musical performers set for Thursday, May 4, from 6 to 8:30 pm at Boiling Over’s Coffee Vault (140 Kent St. W.) in Lindsay.

To learn more about National Youth Week activities in the City of Kawartha Lakes, call the Health Unit at (705) 324-3569, ext. 2228, or email info@hkpr.on.ca.

For media inquiries, contact:

Fyffe Hunting, Public Health Worker, HKPR District Health Unit, (705) 324-3569.

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