Once again, the City of Mississauga is celebrating National Youth Week , which takes place from May 1 – 7, 2019.  National Youth Week is dedicated to the celebration of youth and their active participation in their communities. The week will feature a variety of youth-led recreation, arts & culture, and social activities and events will be taking place across the city.

View the following PDF for the full list of events: National Youth Week Events

Some exciting activities include:

Sunday, May 5 from 12pm – 8pm: Battle of the Centres basketball tournament at the University of Toronto Mississauga Campus.

This event will showcase our talented youth who will participate in our At Play after-school drop in program.  Each community centre will send a team of 12 (novice/advanced) players to represent their neighbourhood in a round robin tournament providing them with a full day all-star experience. We have created a players lounge where the athletes will be entertained by a local DJ and have access to ping pong tables and fun games while refueling their body with snacks and refreshments.

 

The Amazing Library Race – All Locations Sat May 4 | 11 am-3 pm
Central Noel Ryan Auditorium Sat May 4 | 3-4 pm

Participants will race to visit as many of our 18 library locations as possible between 11-3 pm using MiWay. Each team will complete challenges for points at each library and then do a final race to the finish line! Participants will arrive at Central Library at 3 pm for a grand finale which will include an opportunity to earn extra points with a quiz that will put their knowledge of Mississauga to the test!  Snacks will be provided.

 

Public Art Exhibit – May 7th 4pm
Sculpture Court Skate Park

The Culture Division will be hosting a mash-up talent showcase at the Sculpture Court Skate Park that will include youth music, visual arts, poetry, and athletics. Nine emerging artists are working with artist-athlete Mango Peeler who will unveil a series of new murals, inspired by a poem by Mississauga’s Youth Poet Laureate Pujita Verma.  Come out and Skateboard to live music and poetry readings and meet some of Mississauga’s up and coming artists.