Youth Engagement Project

Poster designed by Cheyenne Sandy former member of the Carberry Youth Advisory Council

The Carberry Plains Arts Council participates in a youth engagement project each year in collaboration with Carberry Collegiate Highschool. This year Winnipeg Jazz/R&B artist Kenzie Jane was scheduled to do a week long residency project with the Carberry Collegiate choir which has been postponed until further notice regarding the covid-19 outbreak

In 2017 the Carberry Plains Arts Council partnered with Manitoba Arts Network to form the Carberry Youth Advisory Council, members were comprised of youth in living in the Carberry North-Cypress Langford area. These members were then coached and mentored with regards to planning, promoting, and executing a live musical event in Carberry.

Speed Control performing at Carberry Collegiate Highschool

On March 15, 2018 the Carberry Youth Advisory Council organized a performance by Yukon pop-punk power trio Speed Control. Heralded as youth engagement specialists, Speed Control has played concerts in 400 schools for an upwards of 200,00 students. They are on the road touring 6-7 months out of the year and frequently appear in showcases and events such as; Atlin Arts and Music festival, National Arts Centre’s Northern Scene, and Canadian Music Week in Toronto. They were also finalists for Best Group in CBC’s Radio Searchlight competition where their song ‘Tent City’ was featured.

New Renaissance photo courtesy of jsenftphotography

The Carberry Youth Advisory Council asked their fellow students at Carberry Collegiate to vote on the next act they’d like play their school. Polling results revealed students were most keen to experience Winnipeg’s favourite raw and high energy Metal/hard rock band New Renaissance. They played to a gym packed with excited students on March 21st, 2019 at Carberry Collegiate Highschool.

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