Friday’s at EMYC are kicking into overdrive!

May is undoubtedly one of the busiest months for EMYC and our participants. At the end of May We are lucky enough to help the community put on the “RIP the Ridgeway fashion show”. This event encompasses raw passion and expertise as female ridgeway youth model clothing created by Keisha West and dance to vibrant choreography. The boys aren’t going to be left out of this one though!

For weeks the boys have been busy working on a musical peace to bring more rhythm and power to the performance. Bucket drumming and expression through music has been a big focal point at our Friday Arts program in recent months. Ridgeway and the Colonial community thrive in an environment where they are able to fully express themselves, the fashion show is THE outlet to incorporate all of these aspects.

With the temperature rising up we expect our numbers to rise up as well. This spike in participants gives us the perfect opportunity to start our workshop series. The youth at program have expressed a big interest in clay working, life drawing, drama and paints. If you know anyone who works with any of these mediums please contact the Erin Mills Youth Centre or Daniel Dairou@

“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”
Maya Angelou

The youth at Friday Art’s definitely have a song to sing while discovering themselves through the Arts.