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August 12: International Youth Day Art Exhibition in Arviat

Arviat artist Charlotte Karetak designs a body map that will be displayed during Arviat's International Youth Day photo exhibition August 12. Arviat artist Charlotte Karetak designs a body map that will be displayed during Arviat's International Youth Day photo exhibition August 12.

To celebrate International Youth Day August 12, students and youth in Arviat are planning a day of fun activities to highlight the many exceptional youth groups and projects working in the community.

This year's International Youth Day events will include an Amazing Race-themed challenge, "A Day in the Life of an Arviat Youth" photo contest, and career night.

Community projects including the Arviat Greenhouse, Young Hunters Program, Leadership Resiliency Program Girls' Group, Arviat Television and the Sexual Health project will be among the many groups taking part.

Arviat Film Society youth have been working with health researchers to promote safe sex and healthy relationships

Also taking place is a special photo exhibition to be held August 12, starting 7:00 p.m. at the Margaret Aniksak Visitor Center.

The exhibition will showcase the artistic efforts of youth ages 15-24 through participatory action public health communication research and arts-based community workshops held over eight weeks this summer.

Using a variety of media including film, photography, painting, Elder interviews and body mapping, students have been using arts to promote sexual health and healthy relationships.

The event is free and will feature an opportunity for the public to meet local artists and discuss their art and projects. We invite everyone to come out and enjoy this special event!

This year's International Youth Day events are made possible with support from the Public Health Agency of Canada, University of Toronto, Hamlet of Arviat, Nunavut Arctic College, Arviat Leadership Resiliency Program Girls' Group, Arviat Health Centre and the Government of Nunavut Department of Health.

Arviat Film Society youth have been working with health researchers to promote safe sex and healthy relationships

We thank them for supporting these opportunities for Inuit youth, Elders, students and community to teach and learn from each other.

For more information, you can contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. @jayybird16 on Twitter or Kukik Baker (Child and Youth Worker) @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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