Youth Services Directory

CityFest | N.S. Festival by Youth for Youth

Event Date/Location: Spring 2020 | 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, 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.


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 between 9am and 6pm, and attend a mandatory volunteer training session.

At this meeting, you will receive instructions about the day, training, and the safety plan. You will then sign up for the 4 mandatory hours of service at CityFEST, 2 of the hours must be at clean up at the end of the day, or set up at the start of the day. Then the other 2 hours can be done at some of the various options at the festival. BBQ booth, cotton candy booth, pizza sales booth, bubble soccer, etc.

You will receive confirmation of your volunteer hours with a minimum of 6 hours over the Thursday and Saturday. If any of you work longer hours on the day of the festival we will gladly sign off your hours of service.

If you are interested in volunteering, check back in April to sign up or visit the CityFest Facebook page for more info.


Performer Auditions - TBD

Want to perform at CityFest 2020? Come show us your talent! We're looking for youth singers, bands, magicians, poets, dancers, circus acts and anything in between! 

Become a 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 in January each year at the North Shore Alliance. There are up to 15 spots available. The committee meets twice monthly, leading up to the event (Thursdays, after school at North Shore Alliance), plus sub-committee meetings once or twice per month, for: 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. If you cannot make it to the interviews, email the an application to Kyla Sattler at


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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