Surrey’s annual Youth Fest to aid and entertain
Campus Life / September 20, 2012
By Estefanía Wujkiw
Surrey’s Youth Fest is a one-day annual event where teenagers and young adults can relax and enjoy a day that is dedicated to them.
On Sept. 22, expect your day to be filled with break-dance battles, skateboard and BMX demonstrations and a job fair from local employers if you’re near the Guildford Recreation Centre, where the event takes place.
This event allows teenagers to listen to local bands and be educated about career options through the event’s job fair.
Youth Fest provides the opportunity for young bands to show their talent on stage.
“We believe very strongly in giving young bands as many on-stage opportunities as we can, and Youth Fest is such a great event for it,” said Arielle Patterson, lead organizer of Youth Fest.
This year, the bands range in styles from indie, alternative, heavy metal to screamo.
Some of the most talented bands, such as Northern Rain, who came in second place at this year’s City Jam music competition, and SHADOWS who came in second place in this year’s Youthink Magazine’s Best B.C. Teen Band contest.
The performers for the skateboard and BMX demonstrations are Andy Anderson, Ryan Brynelson, who was recently in the World Freestyle Round-Up competing against skaters from around the world, and James van de Kamp, who is part of the Norco BMX Team.
The latest addition to Youth Fest is the Job Fest Outdoor Entertainment Stage. It aims to provide career opportunities for young people in B.C.
The City of Surrey has also initiated the Free Ride Bus program, which brings you and your friends safely to and from the event. For the schedule, go to www.surrey.ca/youth