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Cycling youth bring theatre performance to Grand Forks

Past group of Otesha participants; Photo, submitted

A group of 11 young people from across Canada will be visiting Grand Forks to offer a performance of a play entitled Taking Action.

They are cycling through British Columbia and Alberta armed with an inspiring message of youth empowerment and sustainable consumption as part of the Kootenay Mountain Tour organized by The Otesha Project.  

The comedic and inspiring play shows the story of average Canadians who are choosing to be extraordinary. Audience members explore what ignites individuals to take action, and what challenges and rewards are encountered in the process.

The characters in the play – and the audience – are sent on a journey toward the path to sustainability, exploring positive choices we can make along the way.

The members of the traveling theatre troupe make up a mobile sustainable community and cycle from performance to performance, braving the elements, and opening conversations in communities about how to live more sustainably.

As they pedal more than 1,800 kilometres across British Columbia and Alberta they will explore all the ups and downs of directly addressing environmental and social justice issues through their own every day actions.  

About the Otesha Project:

Founded in 2002, the Otesha Project is a youth-led charitable organization that uses theatre to mobilize young people to create local and global change through their daily consumer choices. The Otesha Project has now performed to many more than 100,000 people across Canada and won awards for their innovative and effective youth engagement programs. 

Link: Otesha Project