We at the Buzz are all about positive change. In particular, we love young people making efforts to not only increase awareness but also taking positive action. Today, we are proud to share a great event occurring in Vancouver on November 8, called Yes!+ Fest ’09.
Here’s some official info:
YES!+ FEST ’09: Youth Gather to Take Oath for Change!
A Concert Event that Features Local Bands
Hundreds of youth will come together for a momentous event, where youth will stand up to take an oath to create a Stress-Free, Violence-Free Society. Awards will also be presented to people in the community who are doing significant work towards promoting such a society for the youth.
Inspired by the transformation YES!+ has brought in their own lives, YES!+ graduates from Vancouver have decided to organize YES!+ FEST ’09, a drug-free and alcohol-free event that allows youth to experience positive ways to celebrate, and to collectively take responsibility for their city. The event will showcase several local bands and artists who support this vision, and will be attended by local prominent dignitaries and community leaders.
YES!+ FEST ’09 will be an extravaganza of youthful energy, optimism, and commitment to individual and global transformation. An event hosted by YES!+ VANCOUVER, in conjunction with the Art of Living Foundation, YES!+ FEST ’09 is a celebration of a global movement of youth (age 18 to 35).
As part of a Canada-wide movement, the first YES!+ FEST ’09 took place in Montreal where hundreds of youth gathered on June 9th, 2009 to take the first oath for change (http://www.artofliving.ca/YesPlus.aspx).
YES!+ is an innovative leadership and empowerment program for young professionals and university students (ages 18 to 35) that enables youth to tap into their highest potential. It is an intense 30-hour program whose benefits include eliminating stress, improved mental focus and clarity, increased fitness and energy, and effortlessness in handling relationships and negative emotions. It enables youth to develop strong social and leadership skills, and come together with other like-minded youth to bring about positive change in society. This dynamic, life-transforming program is offered all across Canada and worldwide through the Art of Living Foundation.
ABOUT THE ART OF LIVING FOUNDATION
The Art of Living Foundation is the world’s largest volunteer based non-profit organization. It is an educational and humanitarian organization working in 153 countries and has touched the lives of 300 million people worldwide. The Art of Living Foundation also works in special consultative status with the UN’s Economic and Social Council, participating in a variety of committees and activities relating to health, education, sustainable development, conflict resolution, and disaster relief. The Foundation has been involved in humanitarian work and conflict resolution in areas like Iraq, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Kosovo and West Africa, to name a few (www.artofliving.ca).
Tickets: $25 regular / $20 student / $32 at the door – Purchase @ yesplusvancouver.ca
Nayna Trehan / 778.317.6656
Kalpna Mangat / 604.339.0179