Art slam be­ing held this week

Event for youth hosted by SHIELD project

The Labradorian - - Front Page - BY DANETTE DOO­LEY

Young peo­ple in the Happy Val­ley-Goose Bay area are in­vited to the Labrador Friend­ship Cen­tre on Aug. 17 for an evening of arts and en­ter­tain­ment that will in­clude ev­ery­thing from a graf­fiti wall to open mic per­for­mances.

Those who take to the stage dur­ing Art Slam for Youth will share their tal­ents by singing, danc­ing, sto­ry­telling, play­ing a mu­si­cal in­stru­ment, recit­ing po­etry and per­form­ing com­edy.

“We’ll have pa­per and arts sup­plies on each of our art ta­bles and peo­ple can cre­ate and de­sign art right where they are. We’ll have give­aways and some fun games,” said Denise Cole.

Cole co­or­di­nates the Sex­ual Health In­for­ma­tion Ex­change Labrador District (SHIELD) project.

Art Slam for Youth is hosted by the SHIELD and spon­sored by the Labrador Friend­ship Cen­tre.

Funded by the Pub­lic Health Agency of Canada, SHIELD is a three-year youth led and adult sup­ported ini­tia­tive en­cour­ag­ing pos­i­tive sex­ual health, per­sonal well­ness and healthy re­la­tion­ships through Art, Cul­ture and Tech­nol­ogy (ACT) em­pow­er­ment


Mem­bers of the plan­ning team are ex­cited for the up­com­ing Art Slam on Aug. 17. From left, Denise Cole, Michaela Cabot, Amy Nor­man, Jade Rach­wal, Jan­ice White (kneel­ing) and Peter Best. Team mem­bers miss­ing from photo are Hunter Best, Caro­line Pat­ter­son, Nancy Gear and Sam Brown.

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