AHA! Mondays for Youth

AHA! Mondays for Youth

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Please preregister for participatory workshops on the form below.

There is no participation fee; donations to help cover costs will be welcome at the door.

The workshops will be held at the locations noted next to the workshop:

  • Clare Marie Gathering Place, Martha Place, St. Martha’s Hospital, Antigonish
  • CACL Lunchroom – CACL / Legion on St. Ninian St., Antigonish

Monday, November 19: 6-8 pm
Songwriting: Word Power in Song (for Youth grades 7-12)
Kim Wempe

Join Kim in collaborative songwriting to know the power of words through song. Participants will use ‘free writing’ and collaborate in groups to create songs and share the experience. If you play an instrument, please bring it! However, you don’t need to play an instrument to attend this workshop. Hope to see you there!

Kim Wempe uses her past experience as a touring musician and her current experience as a nursing student at St.FX to combine art and health through songwriting as an outlet workshops that address mental wellness, coping, and social inclusion. Kim has worked with youth and music in a variety of school settings since February 2016 thanks to the support and funding from Arts Health Antigonish and SchoolsPlus-Antigonish. She also teaches private voice and guitar lessons, as well as continues to play shows as a singer-songwriter. Currently, Kim is completing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing with a final clinical in Youth Health Centres.


Monday, November 26th: 6-7:30 pm
Comedy Improv for Youth! ( all ages!)
Laura Teasdale

We will learn basic comedy improvisation skills to help kids engage with other kids, stay focused, learn to think on their feet, boost confidence and have FUN!

In improvisation, we are always making stuff up, and there are no mistakes.  It is a great time to let kids be kids without anxiety and fear of failure.  If we’re laughing…we’re succeeding!

Laura Teasdale is an actor, singer, playwright and teacher.  She spent twenty four years living in Quebec, but recently returned home to her beloved Antigonish.  She hasn’t regretted it for a minute. You may have seen her this summer at Festival Antigonish in Lunenberg, Burnin’ Love or in her own show Being Hank & Patsy.  She was probably laughing when you saw her. Laura has always been very active and dedicated to community groups.  Most of her plays involve local history. As part of her Performing Arts degree, Laura learned all about comedy, from the ancient Greeks on down to clowns and British Farces.  She is a long time member of a comedy improv troupe and a clown troupe.  She studied with the great Canadian Laughologist, Albert Nerenberg.  But she also learned that the funniest moments are the ones we share among family and friends.