Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Poetry Contest



This year, COSTI Immigrant Services is once again pleased to bring students across the greater Toronto area and beyond, an exciting poetry contest on 'Refugees and Human Rights' to honour and raise awareness about these incredible people; our neighbours, friends and peers.

The contest deadline April 30, 2018 and is fast approaching. 

Students must attend a school in the greater Toronto area and can be of any legal status in Canada, including students born in or outside of Canada. The contest is intended to raise awareness about refugee and human rights issues, there are multiple prizes for students (including an IPad Tablets) whose poems will be judged by our esteemed guest judges. 

See Mr Pearce for more information.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Creating Leadership Amongst Youth Conference (CLAY)


What is CLAY?

Founded in 1992, CLAY is a 3-day, 2-night conference that empowers high school students to discover their leadership potential. This year  CLAY is taking place on Friday May 25th to Sunday May 27th, 2018 at Camp Trillium in Waterford, Ontario. Students will be residing in cabins on the campground and will be supervised by McMaster Student Leaders.

Youth will have the opportunity to share and expand their knowledge and leadership skills through interactive small group sessions, motivational keynote speakers, and community-building activities. Session topics including teamwork & communication, mental health, social responsibility, and stress & time management will be emphasized in a supportive, empowering setting. Beyond these individual takeaways, we hope that attending CLAY will help to inspire a sense of belonging in the community within the youth who attend.

You can also find more information about CLAY by visiting: https://www.msumcmaster.ca/services-directory/1-clay

Registration for the CLAY conference is now open and the cost is $165.00 + HST.

If you are interested, come see me for more information.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Oakville Talent Stars Auditions



Town of Oakville's youth services department is planning events during National Youth Week, including their annual talent show “Oakville Talent Stars”.  

Anyone interested in auditioning for the show???


To audition, submit a video of your talent to
oakvilleyouth@oakville.ca
by April 12 or call
905-845-6601 ext 4681 for details.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Creating Leadership Amongst Youth (CLAY) Conference


Run by the McMaster University Students Union and founded in 1992, CLAY is a 3-day, 2-night conference that empowers high school students to discover their leadership potential. This year  CLAY is taking place  on Friday May 25th to Sunday May 27th, 2018 at Camp Trillium in Waterford, Ontario. Students will be residing in cabins on the campground and will be supervised by McMaster Student Leaders.

Youth will have the opportunity to share and expand their knowledge and leadership skills through interactive small group sessions, motivational keynote speakers, and community-building activities. Session topics including teamwork & communication, mental health, social responsibility, and stress & time management will be emphasized in a supportive, empowering setting. 

You can also find more information about CLAY by visiting: https://www.msumcmaster.ca/services-directory/1-clay

CLAY registration is now open! Students can register as a delegate for a cost of $165 + HST. 

The link for registration is: https://www.msumcmaster.ca/services-directory/1-clay/take-survey/559 There is also more information about the conference at this site. 

Additionally, CLAY is able to provide some partial/full sponsorship, as we recognize that this cost may make the conference not accessible to all students. Students wishing to attend may email the CLAY Conference Coordinator, Rachel Persaud, by e-mail at clay@msu.mcmaster.ca if they require sponsorship.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Youth Leadership Camps Canada





No plans for the summer and still don't know what to do?
What about going to summer camp?

"Youth Leadership Camps Canada has the experience, knowledge, and passion for helping youth discover their natural leadership abilities in a fun, caring, and supportive environment." -YLCC


Interaction @ Uni of Guelph


Interaction is a full day conference at the University of Guelph for university bound grade 10 and 11 students.
There are two dates to choose from: April 25th or April 26th.
This year, we are pleased to offer over 40 sessions that provide students with an opportunity to explore our community, learn more about our academic programs and student services, and introduce university living and learning through informative and interactive sessions led by our faculty and staff.
Cost is $30/student (includes lunch). 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Ridge Debate Club


The Ridge Debate Club is having the second annual debate tournament on Friday, May 11 and Saturday May 12.

The tournament will be a great learning experience for young and beginner debaters and a good time while providing you with some great opportunities.

Mr Schaffer is the teacher advisor and you are welcome to get in touch with him in person in classroom 223, the English department workroom 226, or by email at schafferj@hdsb.ca

"Debate and divergence of views can only enrich our history and culture" - Ibrahim Babangida