The City of St. Albert hosted its 2nd Amplify youth festival on October 16 and 17, 2015 at the Hole’s Enjoy Centre. This event showcased the music, poetry, and artwork of local youth, while also engaging the teens in all kinds of fun and interesting hands-on activities.
The Arts and Heritage Foundation of St. Albert was involved again this year, as the Musee Heritage Museum and the Art Gallery of St. Albert hosted activities at the festival.
Over the two days that we were there, we had some very keen, energetic youth volunteers helping us out. We could not have run the station without them!
Everyone was very creative with their tie-dying, bringing their t-shirts (or makeshift tanktops) to life with crazy designs and vibrant colours.
Some suggested we make multi-coloured shirts and once we started the most popular colour combos were blue and green, and blue and pink; both looked really cool. In the end, all those who visited our station walked away with tie-dyed shirts that would have made the 1960s and ‘70s proud.
Tie-dying was a huge hit, with nearly a hundred St. Albert youth dropping by to create their own designs–in fact we actually ran out of shirts before the end of the day on Saturday! After that, we made tie-dyed headbands.
Amplify was a lot of fun this year, and we were happy to be there. Thanks to everyone who made this great event possible. Here’s looking forward to Amplify 2016!