What the Innisfil Council Has Been Up To
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As a collaboration with the BWG council, YNOT hosted an Earth Hour event to celebrate an hour without power. Staged in a green house, this event showcased 3 local youth performers around a field of candles.
Annual Battle of the Bands
YNOT and Nantyr Shores Secondary School collaborate to host one of our largest events to showcase youth talent in Innisfil. YNOT kicks off the first of three events that showcase the finalist from each round of musicians battling it out. Entries are accepted from both solo artists and bands – both in separate categories for judging. Don’t miss out on this exciting event!
Do you love joining the fun of holiday spirit or community events? YNOT joins the annual parades to get a little creative and to celebrate with the community!
From a wide variety of book titles offered through the Innisfil Public Library, youth of Innisfil were invited to join YNOT in their monthly book club meetings. All youth had a voice in selecting a book that is collectively approved by all members of the club. At the end of the month, the group met to hold a discussion on the book, followed by a viewing of the movie.
The Innisfil Council hosted a South Simcoe Youth Film Festival at Innisfil Beach Park in 2010. Youth in the community were invited to submit a youth film to be showcased at the beginning of the event, followed up with a featured film. This year we screened “How to Train Your Dragon”. The event received donations and media coverage from Rock 95. It was a great success!
Being apart of YNOT gives you endless opportunities. YNOT has sent many youth to conferences to help youth develop leadership skills, decision making skills, youth engagement and much more.
Coffee House Nights
This was an ongoing event throughout Innisfil that showcased the talent of Innisfil youth. Coffee House nights were open-mic nights for youth who wanted an outlet to perform.
Volunteer Appreciation Night
A collaboration of all three youth councils, this event was held at the Cookstown Library to honor youth volunteers of South Simcoe. Guest speaker, Joy Foster, accompanied us on this event to empower and motivate these admirable individuals. Youth were nominated by the organization they volunteered for and were recognized with a short speech on behalf of their organization. Each volunteer was presented with an award and were showcased on a display to honor each nominee.
The South Simcoe Streams Network approached the Innisfil YNOT Council to help plant trees along Carson Creek. The current President of the council at the time took hold of this opportunity and helped recruit 25 youth participants of Innisfil. This group was able to get 550 trees into the ground. What a success!
At Summerfest, anyone who wanted to leave a lasting mark on our town needed to be part of this exciting event... the one and only GRAFFITI BLAST! Participants got their brushes and spray cans ready to put their touch on their town! It was a contest and only the very BEST was to be chosen as permanent contributors to Alcona's new state-of-the-art skatepark. All entries were to be housed at the soon-to-opened youth centre until the park is completed in 2008. The skatepark represents the youth of our community in its entirety.
Canada Day Ride for Public Transportation
Young and old alike participated in a "scavenger hunt" style bike ride across Innisfil. We helped the Town Council realise that public transportation isn't just an option... transportation is essential to the success of our community!
Virtual Volunteer Centre
This was an online matching service provided for volunteers and the organizations who need you. You could check out listings of events and day-to-day operations with local organizations who need help. You could find detailed descriptions of each organization and their particular need, contact information, etc.
Community Service Development Centre
This service was provided in-school by students for students at Nantyr Shores Secondary School. It provided information and education to help you to find creative solutions for getting those community service hours. Don't forget - you need 40 hours to graduate and joining YNOT is a fun way of gaining them!
Youth Bus - Christmas 2004
YNOT Innisfil, in cooperation with a local church, was able to provide a FREE youth bus service in and around Innisfil during Christmas vacation 2004. This was a dream come true for many who were unable to get around town without the assistance of parents. Although this service is currently no longer available, every effort is being made to get things going again!
This event was FREE to young people who are between 13 and 29. They enjoyde presentations from four guest speakers and participated in discussions about the needs of young people in Innisfil. At conclusion, we hoped to be able to create a strategic plan for youth to be given to the Town for action as soon as possible. YNOT Innisfil Promise did, of course, participate actively in ensuring that the needs of our peers were met.
Annual Beach Volleyball Tournament
In cooperation with the Greater Innisfil Chamber of Commerce. YNOT Innisfil was pleased to present their second annual 3-on-3 Beach Volleyball Tournament at Innisfil Beach Park. Teams of 6 players each registered for this event.
Youth Leadership Course
YNOT Innisfil offered a FREE youth leadership course through the Toastmaster's organization. This project ran for 9 weeks and participants were provided with loads of valuable tools that would improve their ability to lead, speak in front of groups and participate fully in any activity. Millions of people have benefited from the Toastmaster's courses since the early 1900's.
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