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A Youth Explosion 2017 was a success!

With another year of organizing and hosting AYE under our belts, the Bridges’ team is able to take some time to reflect on the challenges, success and impact this event has on the youth who participated, the audience and the community. This is the time where we are able to be grateful for all the […]

Posted in Blog, Home | Keywords: , , , , , , | June 6, 2017

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 […]

Posted in Blog, Home, Upcoming Events | Keywords: , , , , , | March 17, 2017

We are looking for a new name for the AYE!

We are thinking about changing the name of the Aboriginal Youth Explosion and would love to hear your input, ideas or recommendations on what that new name should be. Please submit your ideas at aye@canadabridges.com by Friday, February 24th. 

Posted in Blog, Home | Keywords: , , | February 10, 2017

Aboriginal Youth Explosion Reflections

“Who can’t relate to the intimidation of public speaking. To step up  and give an account of your personal experiences.  To show people, in many case strangers, a little bit of who you are and what you have learned about yourself is a  courageous thing to do.  A genuine articulation of those insights and the […]

Posted in Blog, Home | Keywords: , , , , | April 22, 2014

First Nations youth share wisdom

By Lindsay Douglas Wisdom stories reflect on three questions: Who am I? What are the opportunities in my community? What kind of changes can I contribute toward? The questions were answered during the first Aboriginal Youth Explosion, which was held at Mount Royal University on March 18. The event, hosted by Bridges Social Development, was […]

Posted in More Resources | Keywords: , | March 24, 2012

Tara Beaver uses her public speaking skill to empower others at First Nations youth event

By Joel Dryden On March 18, the first-ever Aboriginal Youth Explosion was held at Mount Royal University. It was a showcase for First Nations youth from Calgary and the surrounding area to express themselves through song, art and dance. One such young woman was 24-year-old Tara Beaver who co-hosted and spoke at the event. She […]

Posted in More Resources | Keywords: , | March 24, 2012

Talents of Aboriginal youth highlighted at celebration

By Meghan Potkins, Calgary Herald For years, Tara Beaver was tormented by the feeling that her feet were planted in two different worlds. A childhood spent bouncing between the Morley reserve, where she lives with her full-blooded Sioux mother, and the Cochrane home of her mostly white father, left her feeling confused and alone. “I […]

Posted in More Resources | Keywords: , | March 24, 2012

First Nations youth showcase their talents in Calgary

By CBC News First Nations youth from Calgary and surrounding area gathered on Sunday to showcase their talents as the first-ever Aboriginal Youth Explosion at the Mount Royal University campus. The event gave aboriginal youth a platform to tell their stories through song, dance, poetry and art. Tara Beaver, 24, co-hosted the event and said […]

Posted in More Resources | Keywords: , | March 24, 2012

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