Bridges’ annual AYE (A Youth Explosion) is a FREE all ages event that provides a space for Southern Alberta’s Aboriginal youth, mainly from the Siksika, Stoney Nakoda, and Tsuu T’ina Nations, as well as from Calgary and other nearby urban centres, to share their stories and personal wisdom with a public audience.
At the time of the event, many of the youth presenters will have participated in Bridges’ Unveiling Youth Potential program, which is a youth empowerment initiative aimed at realizing the potential of youth and young adults by supporting their leadership roles in building strong, resilient communities.
Participants of this program, including those youth who present at the AYE, explore the following concepts: Wisdom Stories (who am I and what is my potential to inspire change?); Community Mapping (who/where is my community in which I could inspire change?); Change Leadership (how can I inspire change?); and Social Entrepreneurship (what can I do to inspire change?). The AYE also provides a space for youth to have their voices heard by a supportive audience.
Ideal for: Performances, lectures, workshops
Capacity: 190 – Theatre-style seating
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible seats
Included: customizable theatre lighting and A/V options, event planning support
The Big Secret Theatre is not a secret anymore and at one point it wasn't even a theatre! The space, hidden away on the +15 level of Arts Commons was originally designed to function as a lounge. In 1987, One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre approached Arts Commons seeking space and the lounge space was leased to them on a trial basis. Today the company calls the Big Secret Theatre their permanent home.
This venue has limited rental dates, to inquire about renting this space, please contact Johanne Deleeuw at firstname.lastname@example.org or 403-264-3224, enter 3, ext. 4370