LUSH Valley is thrilled to be teaming up with the Comox Valley Art Gallery’s Youth Media Project (CVAG-YMP) to showcase the Vanier Soup Program, which is a joint program of LUSH Valley and the School District 71’s Indigenous Education department. The Vanier Soup Program works with students across the district to prepare healthy soups once a week and serves thousands of students every year.
Filming for our video will commence in early March. The public is welcome to a free screening the wide variety of films produced by the students at the Rotary Hall, Florence Filberg Centre, Courtenay on April 12th at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30. Free admission, snacks and community sharing.
What is the Youth Media Project?
The CVAG-YMP project partners with the Wachiay Friendship Centre, the Creative Employment Access Centre and Imagine Comox Valley. The CVAG-YMP uses digital media, creative facilitation and artistic collaboration as a framework for youth to share their stories. Youth between the ages of 16-30 get paid a full-time minimum wage to learn concrete media and employability skills over a 13-week program. Participants create one independent film and one film in collaboration with a small business or community organization that is doing sustainable work in the Comox Valley. The students who come through the program end up creating long-lasting connections not just with each other, but with other community members and organizations.