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Inspire YXE – Ecumenical Youth Conference
March 6 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
One event on March 7, 2020 at 9:30 am
Inspire YXE Ecumenical Youth Conference will be held March 6-7, 2020 at Elim Church, 419 Slimmon Road, Saskatoon.
Inspire YXE begins 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 6 and continues 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 7.
Inspire YXE is a FREE faith-based conference geared towards youth. Get ready to be INSPIRED to overcome struggle and influence the world!
About this Event
Inspire YXE is a FREE faith-based conference geared towards youth of all backgrounds ages 12-19. Youth leaders, parents and caregivers are welcome too!
Inspire YXE focuses on topics such as mental health, youth leadership, diversity, and truth and reconciliation. The conference will include games, prizes, diverse workshop options, music and creative performances and inspirational stories from local presenters and guests from across Canada.
The Early Bird deadline is Feb. 6, and if you sign up before that you will get a FREE swag bag when you arrive and a FREE pizza lunch on Saturday.
Register online: Event Brite LINK
What to expect at Inspire YXE?
Nearly 20 guests will be presenting including world renown speaker, Jason Ballard, from the Alpha Youth Film Series. Some workshops will be specifically designed for leaders and parents. More guests will be announced in the near future.
How can a conference of this calibre be offered for free?
We do not want finances to hinder anyone from taking part. Due to the generosity of our sponsors, all participants will attend the conference for FREE.
What kind of follow-up activities will be offered?
This year Inspire YXE organizers are thrilled to be partnering with Alpha Canada. Interested students will be equipped to lead Alpha back at their schools and churches. Alpha is a program that allows anyone to explore life, faith and God in a friendly, open and informal environment. In each session there’s food, a short talk, and discussion in small groups.
Can Non-Christians Attend?
Absolutely, Inspire YXE welcomes all people to join us for this epic weekend!
How long has INSPIRE YXE existed?
This year marks the 3rd annual conference
Who is Inspire affiliated with?
Inspire YXE is a non-profit organization made up of volunteers from various Catholic and Protestant churches in Saskatchewan. We acknowledge our “Central Differences”* but have a common vision to focus on our “Shared Faith”* in Jesus and “Common Mission”* of making Him known.
*These ideas are defined in Called to Common Witness, a document that emerged from a Saskatoon Evangelical-Catholic dialogue. The text encourages Catholics and Evangelicals to collaborate in joint initiatives to engage youth in the life of faith, witness, and service. https://ecumenism.net/archive/docu/2015_erc-saskatoon_called-to-common-witness.pdf
Photos from Inspire YXE 2019:
Inspire YXE faith-based conference in Saskatoon strives to help youth overcome obstacles and influence the world
Inspire YXE – Media Release
More than 1,000 Saskatchewan grade 6-12 youth will gather March 6-7 at Inspire YXE, a faith-based youth conference.
Nearly 20 guests will be presenting including Jassie Virk, cohost of the Alpha Youth Film Series and Leah Perrault, Director of Mission at St. Paul’s Hospital. Inspire YXE will explore topics such as leadership, mental health, truth and reconciliation, social justice, cultural diversity and spiritual growth.
Youth will have opportunities to express themselves creatively through workshops in hip hop dance, graffiti painting, floor hockey, basketball and more during the conference.
The Inspire YXE planning team is a diverse group of teachers and youth workers from various churches and organizations in Saskatoon. They recognized a need to create more opportunities to support youth. “We believe that young people have so much to offer our community, but their voices are often silenced because of the struggles they face. Sometimes they just need someone to believe in them and help them realize that there is an amazing plan and purpose for their life” explained Curt Wagner, Inspire YXE event promoter.
The vision of Inspire YXE is to bring grade 6-12 students together from all over the province to inspire them to overcome their struggles and be influencers for positive change in the world.
Inspire YXE is also a celebration of multicultural diversity in Saskatchewan. “By bringing diverse communities together, we want to build positive cross-cultural connections and break down racial barriers and misconceptions. We want to create unity among Saskatchewan youth,” says Wagner.
Inspire YXE is a big budget event, but due to the generosity of local sponsors, all participants will receive a free ticket when registering. Last April, INSPIRE YXE 2019 welcomed 800 youth and leaders from across the province. In the words of an attendee from last year “INSPIRE taught me how to overcome my struggle and that my life has purpose.”
Inspire YXE is geared for youth but parents, caregivers and youth leaders are invited to join in for the main sessions, attend specially designed workshops and check out the various booths at the trade show. Food will be available for purchase on site.
Inspire YXE is taking place at Elim Church in Saskatoon.