Youth Circus Training Workshops: The Gathering Festival presents 3 free circus training workshops for youth on June 5, 12, and 19 from 1 to 3 PM plus an afternoon of circus skills demonstrations at the Gathering Festival Community Celebration on June 21st. Food is provided and honorariums will be presented to each youth upon completion of all 4 sessions.
Inner city youth in the downtown core of Vancouver are at particularly high risk. Through a key partnership with Family Services of Greater Vancouver’s Inner-city Youth Program ‘Directions’ we will engage at-risk youth in 3 weeks of circus skills training. The workshops will include hooping, juggling, face painting and more. The youth will demonstrate and teach their new skills to interested public and children at the community celebration. The youth will also have opportunities to learn and play music during the festival.