TeenFest event coming to Cloverdale on Feb. 20
CLOVERDALE — TeenFest, a one-day exhibition for youth ages 12 to 18 years and their families, is coming to the Agriplex in Cloverdale this month.
The event, set for Saturday, Feb. 20, is designed to “give teens and tweens… the opportunity to connect with each other, their peers, their communities and community leaders.”
Similar events are held in cities across Canada, according to the Events tab at Teenfest.ca.
Event admission is free.
“As parents of three children, we realized that it is sometimes hard for the youth to find the resources they need or to find businesses that support and cater to their particular needs,” event co-founder Ali Berman told the Now.
“As well, we felt it was so important for the kids to interact with others and find activities, hobbies, or volunteer positions that can help them with their self-esteem and keep them out of trouble, so we came up with TeenFest.”
The venue in Cloverdale will be divided into the areas of Health & Wellness, Fashion & Beauty, Life & Education, Technology & Gaming and Cool Stuff.
Frank Hurt student earns trip to Vimy Ridge
NEWTON — Tyson Fisher, a Grade 12 student at Frank Hurt Secondary, is one of 20 people in Canada to receive the 2016 Vimy Pilgrimage Award.
The award recognizes the actions of young people who demonstrate outstanding service, positive contributions, notable deeds, bravery or leadership. Their support may have served their peers, schools, communities, province or country.
Tyson has long been a leader in various clubs and activities at Frank Hurt, including the Energy Ambassadors, community garden, year book and as a school/student liaison with community organizations.
As part of the award, Tyson receives a fully-funded, week-long trip to Belgium and France to study Canada’s efforts during the First World War. The April tour, organized by The Vimy Foundation, includes daily field trips to key war sites.
‘Monkey’ event Feb. 6
GUILDFORD — Kids and families are invited to celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Monkey this Saturday (Feb. 6) at Guildford Library.
The Lunar New Year event, presented in partnership with S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and Tzu Chi Foundation, will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Drop in for this free event, at 15105 105th Ave., Surrey.