Welcome to the AYE 2017 celebration!

AYE is our annual event generously sponsored this year by Suncor Energy and Community Foundations of Canada for Canada’s 150th.

AYE brings together collective voices of Indigenous youth from southern Alberta and celebrates the exploration of their personal experiences and potential. It showcases the adventurous and challenging work being done by these youth as participants of Bridges’ Unveiling Youth Potential Program – a youth empowerment program aimed at realizing the potential of youth and young adults by supporting their leadership roles in building strong, resilient communities. Our youth were amazing last year https://tinyurl.com/AYE2016

This year, we are excited to announce that in celebration of new things to come the event has a new name - A Youth Explosion!

The name change is in response to a request from AYE youth to find a name that better represents the participants who bravely take the stage each year to share their stories and their wisdom with communities from southern Alberta. By keeping a strong connection to the previous name, we hope to build off the success of past events and provide a supportive environment for youth to shine in a broader community.

Thank you to everyone who submitted a new name suggestion and we are looking forward to celebrating together at the 6th annual AYE!


 A Youth Explosion 2017

Friday, May 5th

Festival Hall in Inglewood | 1215 10 Ave SE, Calgary, AB

Doors open at 6pm | Show starts at 6:30pm

Register here

You can help us celebrate AYE 2017 by - attending the event to learn about and be inspired by Indigenous youth living and working in our communities; or supporting the event by volunteering, mentoring youth, or making a financial donation and spreading the word  - and be part of this energy https://tinyurl.com/PhotosAYE2016

If you have any questions feel free to contact Alison at aye@www.canadabridges.com

Thank you to our community sponsors, Community Foundations of Canada for Canada’s 150th and Suncor Energy, for helping us make this event the best it can be.