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Canadian Youth Day comes to Jamaica

Published:Saturday | January 10, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Montego Bay is set to host the Canadian Kids Play and Youth Outlook (KPYO) Youth Day family festival for young aspiring artistes at the Dump Up Beach in Montego Bay on Saturday, January 24.

The event will commence at 11 a.m., and ends at 11 p.m. It will feature the work of artistes ranging from ages 14 to 29, food and art booths, and vendors and community services information stations. International musician George Pliakis, aka George Elvis, and guitarist Kyle Renton, will also be flying to Montego Bay to participate in the event.

Youth Day was conceptualised in Canada in 2007 and is aimed at engaging young people by helping them to develop skills in music, dance, art, photography, fashion and film.

The event is supported by the St James Parish Council, the Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Education, the St James Police Division, the Montego Bay Police Youth Club, Kiwanis Club of Hopewell, Jamaican Diaspora Canada Foundation (JDCF), and the Jamaican Canadian Association (JCA).

"Our volunteer team, with already so many local supporters in the island's parishes, are thrilled to bring this unique celebration to the youth of Jamaica, and commence an exciting New Year," founder of Youth Day, Tylaine Duggan said.

Sponsors of the event include the Urban Development Corporation, Pristine Music, Productions/True Tone, Sea Kerr, Club Ambiance, Tigress II and Chalis Car Rental.