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Summit at the Bay

Explore What Matters

Canada’s 1st Inquiry-led Youth Summit

April 21 - 22, 2018

This. Is an experience you’ve never had before. Summit at the Bay brings you and your friends together with people you’re meeting for the first time for a two-day energy bender of collaborating on passions and ideas. We do it this way on purpose — and it’s going to rock your world. Your takeaway? Freedom of thinking. Shared ideas. Supercharged connections. And a boatload of good feelings.

In grade 9 to 12? This party’s for you.

Royal Bay Secondary School

Vibrant, modern, high-tech centre that fosters community spirit.

3500 Ryder Hesjedal Way, Colwood, BC

Take a Behind-The-Scenes Look at Last Year's Event: Summit At The Pier

A creative event to empower youth to become collaborative, critical thinkers and problem solvers for the complex, open-ended challenges they face tomorrow.

“At the summit we created an organization called Youth Against Antimicrobial Resistance. We want to thank you for all your time and help. The suggestions and knowledge you have imported upon us helped us a lot, and we could not have been this productive today without your help.”

-Youth Summit participants

Kevin Breel

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Kevin Breel is a 23-year-old writer, comedian and an activist for mental health. His TED talk, entitled “Confessions of a Depressed Comic” logged more than a million views in just a few weeks, earning cred as one of the most viral videos of all time.

TED Talk: Confessions of a Depressed Comic - most viral video with 4 million+ views

Earth Group

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Earth Group founders Kori Chilibeck & Matt Moreau share their story of how the Earth Group began in a university apartment and has since exploded into a global social enterprise. Their gig? Making sure kids around the planet have food, water and education. Big giving. Big good. Providing over a million school meals to children globally, these two guys are determined to be at the forefront of solving world hunger.


Food Trucks & Snacks

Couldn’t get enough of the food trucks last year? Enjoy lunch on both days with even MORE choice this time around. Food trucks with, like, wildly different types of food? Yeah. You’ll need food vouchers, though, so don't forget to get them.

Creativity is Messy

Holi Powder is released into the air, as a beautiful energy release for the day. Pure fun silliness outdoors.

We love the grownups. But this weekend is for the young 'uns. The only adults attending the Summit will be our Human Library and our Facilitators, who are there to ensure everyone is involved in a way that feels good. They are your guides, gurus and Gandalfs, and are your go-to for any question you might have. (Seriously. Bring it.) Tank up on their vast expertise in the arts, athletics, sciences, media and communications, health, business, social enterprise, and just about any subject matter you need to tap in order to bring your ideas to life.

Summit At The Bay AGENDA

Why let the excitement end when the Summit ends?

Grow it further. Let’s stretch your brain all out again at our mentorship sessions, a series of meetings after Summit that puts you back with the Yodas. You can tap extra mentorship and guidance to help you actually make your project a reality. Get primed in how to pitch ideas. Learn digital storytelling. Master Business Model Canvas or Design Thinking. Boost your financial literacy so you don’t make the same dumb mistakes you’ve watched other people make. Get ready. Get stronger.

When you attend Summit at the Bay this April, your ticket gives you access to the Blue Paper Project Mentorship program, where you can choose among a variety of followup sessions to more deeply explore what matters with our partners. Bring your questions, and breathe life into your ideas with additional mentorship and guidance in the areas where you need it most. Our partners have a ton of wisdom and lived experience to share with you — and it’s all here for the asking. Accelerate your ideas and move faster toward your dreams with the following sessions:

Made Possible By Our Partners

“Your ideas will be led by you. Here, you make all the decisions.”

Tickets for 2019 Available Soon.

Come Explore What Matters To YOU!

“My daughter didn’t feel she fit in at school and was unsure about coming to the Summit. She came home after the first day and yelled, ‘Mom, I found my people. Other kids who want to talk about emotional intelligence!’ This warmed my heart so much.”

--Anonymous Summit Parent, 2016

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