The City of Charlottetown’s Youth Retention Advisory Board, Charlottetown – Youth Matters, is launching a wellness initiative focused on the fundamentals of strategic self care.
Youth Wellness Week, taking place October 2-6, will include yoga and a high intensity interval training (HIIT) in Rochford Square, the benefits of juicing, nutritional guidance, first-time home buying, cyber wellness, and a session on how to start budgeting.
"This initiative is a direct result of the feedback that was received from the young people in our community and the report created by our Youth Retention Advisory Board," said Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee. "This wellness week was created for youth by youth and the sessions themselves will be lead by young professionals. It’s a fantastic initiative and on behalf of Council, I want to congratulate the Board members and the Chair of the Board, Councillor Kevin Ramsay, for supporting and encouraging youth in the Capital City."
Youth Wellness Week is geared towards those 35 and under and all of the sessions are free. Space in the indoor sessions may be limited on a first-come basis. Participated are asked to confirm attendance through the Facebook event or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The week kicks off with "Yoga in the park" in Rochford Square at 12 p.m. (noon) on Monday, October 2 (weather permitting). It will wrap up with a session titled, A Fireside Chat with Some of Charlottetown’s Young Entrepreneurs, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Bar 1911 Beer + Coffee (113 Longworth Avenue). Over the next week, stay tuned to the group's Facebook page for updates on session times and information, including event pages for each of the sessions.