A Parade of Stories
Saturdays in June & July
Wild Child Forest Camp
Confederation Ceilidh at the Mall
Ceilidhs will take place at Confederation Court Mall, Charlottetown at 10:30 am on Fridays until the end of August. Musicman Michael Pendergast will entertain all ages with traditional, Maritime and PEI songs and stories.
Fête de la Saint-Jean
The Carrefour de l'Isle-Saint-Jean is hosting a Fête de la Saint-Jean on June 24 from 11 am–3 pm at 5 Acadian Drive, Charlottetown. There will be live music, games for kids and lots of poutine.
PEI Touch a Truck fundraiser
Stratford Scout Troop 2017/2018
Early registration ends June 30
Sail with Tall Ships
June 30–July 2
Macphail Woods camps
July 3 to August 18 (select weeks)
Island Rock Camps
Kids Art at Monticello Schoolhouse
Wednesdays in July
Children ages 6 and up can step back in time to the 1840's and take an art class in the historical Monticello schoolhouse. Upcoming classes are: Drawing on birch bark (July 5); Weaving (July 12); Clay (July 19); and Printing (July 28). Call or text 902-215-0941 to register. Located at 12685 Northside Road, Souris.
PEI Has Talent competition
Register before July 14
NEXT150 for young leaders
Young emerging leaders in Atlantic Canada are invited to participate in NEXT150 Atlantic Canada Conference and Model Parliament—a unique opportunity for young minds to discuss issues and solutions relevant to the next 150 years of Atlantic Canada in August. In honour of the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, events and celebrations are taking place on local, regional, and national levels. With plenty of opportunities in 2017 for Canadians to come together, learn from each other, and understand Canada’s past and present, NEXT150 Atlantic Canada is a chance to acknowledge the last 150 years and visualize the next 150 years in the region. This NEXT 150 Conference will bring together stakeholders and future leaders to set a vision for our region. NEXT150 will partner with the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island for the Model Parliament portion of the Conference where the NEXT150 delegates will debate and vote on their desired direction of Atlantic Canada. The conference, from August 31 to September 2, 2017, will capture and consolidate solutions proposed by twenty-four emerging leaders from across the region. Applications are now being accepted from innovative and passionate young leaders from Newfoundland & Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick. The application and information regarding the conference can be found at www.next150ac.com.
Navy League Cadets
Summerside Sea Cadets
Youth job skills and experience
A new project will help youth develop job skills and gain hands-on work experience. The project, delivered by The Adventure Group, will serve 60 youth (10 men and 50 women) and run for 27 months. Through programs developed, youth will overcome barriers to employment, and develop the skills and knowledge necessary to make a successful transition to the labour market or return to school. They will attend sessions and workshops to improve their financial literacy, communication skills, time management skills and learn how to balance parenting and work, among others. They will have an opportunity to participate in courses such as First Aid/CPR and employee safety. The Government of Canada will provide approx $451,331 in funding through the Skills Link program.
Team Seafood student jobs
Team Seafood initiative is recruiting students to work in PEI’s seafood processing sector this summer. In addition to hourly wages, students who meet program requirements can earn bursaries up to $1,000 towards their education. Team Seafood is funded by the federal and provincial governments and PEI Seafood Processors Assoc. www.teamseafood.ca
Bursaries for youth projects
Mental health resources at home
Mental health resources for children and youth are helping Island families from the comfort of their own homes. The online programming and telehealth services of the Strongest Families partnership have no wait times and fit families’ schedules, eliminating the need to travel, take time off work or school, or change normal routines. Over the past year, they have helped more than 130 families with children and youth ages 3 to 17 who experience behaviour, anxiety, and/or nighttime bedwetting problems. Families can be referred to the Strongest Families programs through their primary care provider or community mental health services by calling 1-866-833-5443. There are currently three programs offered: Behaviour program (for ages 3 to 12); Anxiety program (for ages 6 to 17); Nighttime bedwetting (for ages 5 to 12). Participants receive written materials and skill-demonstration videos (via handbooks or delivered by smart-website technology) as well as weekly telephone support from a coach. On PEI, the program represents an investment of $100,000 annually, funded from within Health PEI’s Mental Health and Addictions division. www.healthpei.ca/mentalhealth, www.strongestfamilies.com
LGBTQ+ Youth Group
This youth group is offered as a partner project between AIDS PEI and Pride PEI and is open to youth ages 18 and under regardless of sexual ordination or gender identity. No one will be asked to identify and allies are welcome. Each meeting will be facilitated by trained staff and volunteers. Come meet peers, contribute to discussion, and participate in fun activities. 902-566-2437
Be a Big Brother/Big Sister
Under 30 ticket discounts
TD Bank and Confederation Centre of the Arts have partnered on a year-round ticket access program that offers youth 30 and under a $10 discount on theatre and concert tickets. TD Under-30 Tickets are available for select performances from Sobeys LIVE @ THE Centre, which runs until the end of April. These include Out Innerspace Dance Company. TD Under-30 Tickets must be purchased in person at the Box Office and ID is required for proof of age. Individuals 30 and under are allowed one discounted ticket per person and one discounted ticket per show. This program applies to The Charlottetown Festival.
Visit our Library programs page for kids/youth and family events at your local library.