News Release

Celebrate Youth Week in Ajax May 1-7
Encourage Me Ajax Youth Symposium featuring Natalie Wideman May 4

Calling all Ajax youth, celebrate international Youth Week from May 1-7 in Ajax with free activities and events for youth of all ages.

On May 4, residents, community groups, and youth are invited to the Encourage Me Ajax Youth Symposium featuring Natalie Wideman, 2015 Pan Am Games gold medallist. The event will take place at the Audley Recreation Centre (1955 Audley Rd. N.) from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Natalie will speak about winning gold and her 2020 Tokyo Olympic dreams, this special keynote will empower youth to act on their passions, hopes and ambitions. The event is free with no pre-registration required, and includes refreshments, music, youth agencies, activities and prizes.


“Youth Week is dedicated to celebrating youth and their participation in the community. During Encourage Me Ajax, we will be honouring our 20 youth ambassadors. Our ambassadors will also participate in additional Youth Week activities throughout the week.”

Ashley Galea, Community Recreation Supervisor, Youth Development & Spaces, Town of Ajax


- Great activities youth can participate in during the week include drop-in sports, comic book day, workshops and more.

- The Town would like to recognize RBC as the Encourage Me Ajax Youth Symposium title sponsor.

- To celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary, RBC is inspiring thousands of young Canadians to #Make150Count and make a positive impact in their communities. Enter for two chances to win $150 by simply filling out a ballot at the Encourage Me Ajax event on May 4.

- For full listing of Youth Week events and activities, visit


Media Contact:
Rachael Wraith, Senior Communications Officer, 905-619-2529, ext. 3325.