Get Your Vote On: Election Night Party

Election night in BC is sooooo close -if you’re wondering What to do? what to do? – then come on down to this. If you have plans to be at a party-party that night – then consider this the after party-party- it’s gonna be good.

Get Your Vote On: Election Night Party – The place to be for election night!

You’ve registered to vote, read up on the candidates and the issues, and got yourself down to the polling station. Now it’s time to celebrate – join us after you vote for the finest election night party in town!

Bumping music will be supplied by DJ Rhek along with a live set by a surprise guest while we watch the results come in. We will also be presenting our first ever youth-led election night coverage. Watch our generation take centre stage with our own news desk, hosted by a local reporter, featuring some of BC’s best young political experts and issues specialists. We will be covering all topics youth and election related.

Date: Tuesday May 14th (General Election Day)
Time: Doors at 7pm
Location: Fortune Sound Club (147 East Pender St.)
This is a 19+ event.

Sign up for FREE tickets on our Eventbrite listing and don’t forget to invite friends out on our Facebook event. Time to get your vote on in style, folks! 

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Alberta’s Top 30 Under 30

This year’s Top 30 Under 30 magazine includes 3 Edmonton alum  Saima Butt, Julia Dalman and Nikki Webb — and one current NU Calgary participant Sarah Winstanley — presented by the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation.

NU Saskatchewan studying economics, decolonization, art & activism

The Saskatoon group got off to a great start this year with an awesome day of orientation on October 14th and a Welcome Party that night which was attended by 16 of the 24 Saskatchewan grads as well as several advisory members and donors. (The event was held at Root Down Worker’s Cooperative Cafe – a venture that was begun by a collective of young people in Saskatoon who have worked for a couple of years to start a vegetarian cafe with an alternative economic model. Bryce Donaldson, who was in Year 1 of Next Up Saskatchewan is part of that collective. The youngest guest at the party was Aurelia Moon, daughter of Roanne Kosokowski, a participant in Year 1 and Geordie Trifa, a participant in Year 2.)

Our first 13 sessions have been awesome! We have discussed Colonization & Decolonization, Poverty, Food Security, Working Inside the Political System, Anti-Oppression, Contemporary Indigenous Issues and more! On November 3rd, we had a special weekend session to learn more about resistance to a proposed nuclear waste dump near Pinehouse, SK with community members & alumni and guests from the Committee for Future Generations in Northern Saskatchewan. On November 26th, Next Up participants acted as mentors for a Civic Youth Engagement project in connection with Saskatoon Open Door Society and Oskayak school. The Next Up participants, students from Oskayak and Saskatoon Open Door Society met in small groups to get to know each other, sat together at a meeting of Saskatoon City Council and then debriefed together after the meeting. It was an incredibly energizing evening where we got to witness younger youth awakening to the political process and becoming more engaged!

On December 17th, we held our Art & Activism session at Root Down which doubled as our holiday gathering. The group heard from presenters Shayna Stock, Monique Blom Metcalfe and Marcel Petit and then had the opportunity to work on a project in small groups with the presenters. One group made a film about youth voice, while the others made a banner and wrote poetry about the Idle No More campaign and Indigenous Solidarity. The Saskatoon group has been energized by and excited to support the growing national Idle No More movement that was born in Saskatoon.