With many Canada Day celebrations in place, one group decided to host an event geared towards youth in our community.
"I think that sometimes when we're celebrating Canada Day we kind of forget that the youth need something because they're in an interesting time in their life where they're discovering new things," explained one of the organizers, Phill Simms. "We just wanted to make sure that they weren't left out, so we wanted to do something that focused on them. It's something that the whole family can come to, but we just wanted to let them know that we appreciate them."
The group organizes various activities and events geared towards this age range as a way to include them in the community.
"The AXIS committee is composed of a number of youth serving organizations that work to improve the outcomes of youth in our region. We invision a community where youth will have the supports to meet their needs, so they develope as physically active, healthy, respectful and cooperative adults."
The concert will begin with activities and performances at 5pm, with an interesting twist planned as the Mayor of Moose Jaw Fraser Tolmie and Chief of Police Rick Bourassa will be pitted against each other in a contest.
"Whoever gets the most money is going to win and basically one of them is going to get pied. It's up to Moose Jaw to see who they want see get a pie in the face, bring your money and support the event... it's going to be a fun time."
The collections for the contest will close at 6pm and the concert series will begin featuring Philly 5, West of Mabou, Akuma and Megan Nash hitting the stage.
Though the event was created with youth in mind, organizers are inviting all ages to cleebrate the milestone birthday of our country at the Crescent Park Amphitheatre.