Art slam being held this week
Event for youth hosted by SHIELD project
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.