Special Events

Ajax Youth Week -  May 1-7, 2018!

National Youth Week is May 1-7. It is dedicated to the celebration of youth and their active participation in their community. Youth Week is an opportunity for Ajax to celebrate youth. All Youth Week events are FREE! No preregistration required.

Encourage Me Ajax, Youth Symposium!

Youth Week is a time to honour Ajax Youth's involvement! Whether it is recreation, drama, sport, dance, civic engagement, art, volunteerism or leadership. Encourage Me Ajax, Youth Symposium honours and celebrates Ajax youth who are involved in their community in any capacity.

This is your chance to represent youth from across Ajax, and be featured as an ambassador. Nominate yourself or a friend! Apply to be an Ajax Youth Ambassador today. Applications close April 1st.

Ambassadors will be featured on social media, online, in print and as part of the Encourage Me Ajax celebration. Ambassadors will also be asked to take part in additional Youth Week activities from May 1-7. 

In 2008, Ajax Council approved a partner-based Community Safety Strategy. In developing this strategy, it was discovered that there was an unfortunate perception that many of our students were engaged in negative or anti-social activities. The reality is that many Ajax youth are responsible, productive and involved members of their community, with interesting stories to tell. One of the recommendations was to help fight the perception though an awareness campaign.

Encourage Me Ajax is that campaign, developed with specific goals which include:
- Supporting youth with encouragement and guidance
- Enhance the image of youth by focusing on their potential
- Enlist community members to reshape perceptions though information sharing, dialogue and celebration

Switch Skateboarding Competition

Get ready to boardslide, ollie and tailgrab at the Town's annual skateboard competitions, hosted by Switch Skate & Snow. For more information call 905-426-3321, or visit Switch Skate & Snow. Registration starts at 12:00 p.m. The competition starts at 12:30 p.m. and is open to all riders ages 6-19yrs. Waiver forms must be signed by an adult and completed prior to participating. Stay tuned for 2018 dates.

Ajax on Stage 2018, Youth Talent Showcase!

Come one, Come all! Show off your talent in your community! As always, our showcase is open to everyone, regardless of previous experience. Band - Dance - Vocal - Cultural Performances - Artists all welcome! To participate, simply submit an application. Include a link to your audition piece, or audition in person. Applications are due by October 22, 2018. Apply today!

Support Ajax's talented youth aged 13-19 years at Ajax on Stage! Join us at the St. Francis Centre (78 Church St. S) on Saturday, November 24, 2018 from 6:00 -8:30 p.m. Tickets are only $6 and are available at the St. Francis Centre Box Office, the Ajax and McLean Community Centre, the Audley Recreation Centre and at the venue before the show. Please note that seating is limited!

YEAC Haunted House

The Youth Engagement Advisory Committee will be hosting a Haunted House on Monday, October 29, 2018 at the Ajax Community Centre, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Come out for some treats and spooks!

Annual Holiday Food and Toy Drive

The Youth Engagement Advisory Committee will collect food and toys for its annual holiday food and toy drive beginning November 17, 2018. Donations will be accepted until December 17, 2018 and can be dropped off at the Ajax and McLean Community Centres and the Audley Recreation Centre. On behalf of the Town of Ajax and YEAC, thank you very much for your generous donations.

For more information on any of our events, please email the Youth Supervisor or call 905-619-2529 x 7508