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A North Shore Festival by Youth for Youth

May 4, 2019
City Skate Park, 2300 Lonsdale Avenue

The youth of the North Shore present CityFEST, the largest Youth Week event in the Lower Mainland. There's always a great line up of activities that includes live local youth music and a dance showcase on the big stages skateboard competition, longboard race, local youth art show, BBQ and food booths, prizes and games. Plus, learn to skate safe with free longboard lessons. Helmet and waiver form signed by parent required.

Visit the CityFest Facebook page for all the latest news and updates (waiver forms here)

CityFest 2019 Auditions - March 15 & April 5

Want to perform at CityFest 2019? Come show us your talent! We're looking for youth singers, bands, magicians, poets, dancers, circus acts and anything in between! 

Auditions will take place on March 15 and April 5 2019 2pm-7pm  at the North Shore Alliance Church.

Volunteer at CityFest 

Want to get involved? Earn some volunteer hours? Have the best day ever? CityFest needs youth volunteers (ages 11-17) to help make this year's youth festival the best yet. 

CityFest volunteers must be available 4 hours on the event day (Sat May 5th) between 9am and 6pm, and attend a mandatory volunteer training session on 2019 DATE TBA, 3:30-5pm at North Shore Alliance Church (201 East 23rd Street). 

If you are interested in volunteering, check back for sign up link in April.

CityFest on Facebook

For more info, volunteer opportunities (event day or help plan the next event) visit the CityFest Facebook page.

CityFest Youth Ambassador

Become a CityFest Youth Ambassador and earn 40 to 100 volunteer hours by helping plan the largest youth festival in B.C.

Youth Ambassador interviews happen on Thursday, January 17 at 3:30 p.m. (or as soon as you can) at North Shore Alliance. There are 10 to 15 spots available. The committee meets twice monthly, leading up to the event (on Thursdays, after school at North Shore Alliance), plus sub-committee meetings once or twice per month, on one of: Skateboard & Longboard, Performing Arts, Visual Arts & Film, Food & Promo.

Youth Leadership Team members and youth workers will conduct brief interviews—just show up and fill out an application when you arrive (application questions will be posted shortly, if you want to read or fill out in advance). Then, there will be the first large group meeting. We should be all done by around 5:00 p.m.

If you cannot make it to the interviews, please email the an application to Kyla Sattler ( and she will arrange a phone interview.

CityFest Background

CityFest started in 2002 when the City threw a party with some youth serving agencies to celebrate the opening of the Centennial Skate Park. That party included a BBQ and a small skate competition. Since that time, CityFest has grown to include performing artists, visual arts displays, interactive projects, food and the largest skate competition in Metro Vancouver. The festival, which is held annually during Youth Week, is run by youth, for youth - volunteers meet throughout the year to plan, coordinate and execute the event.

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