A Message from Our Team...

These past few months, we have all endured strange and challenging times. Due to the measures taken to protect the community from the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Juvenis Festival moved online for its 2020 season. We continue to monitor the situation and are planning to overcome any challenge that presents itself as we shift our attention towards the Juvenis Festival 2021. 

Though it is much too soon to make any definitive decisions regarding whether the upcoming festival will take place online or in-person, we are moving forward with preparations to ensure the high quality programming and opportunities that the community has come to expect from us.

We can assure you that keeping our valued community members and Kingston youth at the forefront of our mission has not, and will not waver. We continue to welcome feedback and guidance from youth voices as we determine the best ways to support our mission. We know that the needs of youth in the Kingston arts community must continue to be addressed and we look forward to responding to the best of our ability. 

The challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic persist and there is still little indication as to when we will be able to come out the other side. Though it has managed to disrupt all of our lives, it has not disrupted our spirit and passion for providing arts opportunities for youth in our community. We hope that you will join us throughout this process and that you will continue to support us by participating in our initiatives.

We will be going ahead with the Juvenis Festival 2021 and we hope that you are as excited as we are to see what will come to be!

In Conversation Series

Most recent video: (view below for more)

Find out more about how we approach the Juvenis Festival and why we do what we do!

On the last Friday of every month, we are discussing a different topic that is relevant to the Juvenis Festival or to our participants. All of the videos can be found on the Blue Canoe Productions Youtube Page under the Juvenis 2021 playlist. The link to the video is also provided to each video below. This series will run from September 2020 to April 2021.

Current videos:

  • September: Opportunities and Engagement (here)
  • October: Spooky Style! Costumes and Editing (here)
  • November: Introducing Project Leaders! (here)
  • December: Looking Back and 2021 Resolutions (here)
  • January: Blue Canoe Building Blocks (here)

Do you have any ideas about what you'd like us to talk about? Email Maya at maya.meyerman@gmail.com to let us know!