Peer 2 Peer Youth Showcase
The 2022 Peer 2 Peer Youth Showcase is coming up this Saturday, May 14, from 10:30am to 3:30pm at Collingwood Neighbourhood House’s gymnasium! This is a FREE event that is open for all to attend.
Youth, families, CNH staff and volunteers, and community members, are all invited to join us for a day full of celebration, learning, community-building and fun. From various youth-led projects, to free food, carnival games, raffle draws, performances, and more, there’s a little something for everyone to enjoy. Although you are welcome to drop-in throughout the day, pre-registration is highly encouraged. Register at the following link to save your spot today!
An overview of the event can be found below:
10:00am – 10:30am Doors Open
10:30am – 11:00am Opening Remarks
11:00am – 12:00pm Opening Speaker: Kalvonix
12:00pm – 2:30pm Interactive Lunch & Exhibit
2:30pm – 2:50pm Peer 2 Peer Documentary Screening
2:50pm – 3:00pm Dance Performance: Main-Uh-Vent (Windermere Dance Club)
3:00pm – 3:30pm Closing Remarks
OPENING SPEAKER – KALVONIX:
Calvin ‘Kalvonix’ Tiu hopes to inspire youth through the art of storytelling and performance, all while working hard to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health. He believes that all humans deserve the right to be themselves and we must all be able to communicate with each other to do so. On most days, you’re most likely to find Calvin writing rap songs, recording his own music, and exercising his creativity through music. Born and raised in Vancouver, BC, Calvin has a Bachelor’s Degree in English as well as a Minor in Counselling. A few of his notable accomplishments include performing at the 2010 Winter Olympics and publishing a rap album and accompanying essay with fellow rapper and friend (Big Love), through the University of Texas’ online journal, TheJUMP: The Journal for Undergraduate Multimedia Projects.
INTERACTIVE LUNCH & EXHIBIT:
During the Interactive Lunch and Exhibit, attendees will have a chance to see the Peer 2 Peer’s youth’s projects as well as meet various youth and community partners and learn about what they and/or their organizations are doing. Lunch, popcorn, and cotton candy will be served and raffle tickets will be given out at this time. Here are a few examples of what projects and/or groups attendees can expect to see:
o Peer 2 Peer Social Media Art Gallery
o Peer 2 Peer Poster on Gender Discrimination in the Workplace
o Peer 2 Peer Health Topics Research Project
o CNH C.R.E.W.
o CNH Youth Centre & All Genders Group Button-Making Station
o R.I.S.E. Community Health Centre
o McCreary Centre Society
o City Hive
o Vancouver Public Library
PEER 2 PEER DOCUMENTARY SCREENING:
Peer 2 Peer will be screening a youth-led documentary on gentrification and its impact on communities. This was a topic selected by a group of youth who were interested in learning more about gentrification from a variety of different perspectives including from a city planner, local advocacy groups, a regional and community planning professor, and folx who live and work in the community.
DANCE PERFORMANCE – MAIN-UH-VENT (WINDERMERE DANCE CLUB):
Main-Uh-Vent is Windermere Secondary School’s Dance Club. They mainly focus on hip hop choreography and freestyle. Each team practices once a week, after school. They prepare for school performances and high school competitions throughout the Lower Mainland. The Junior Team consists of Grade 8’s to 10’s and the Senior Team consists of Grade 10s to 12’s.