Calling all Átl’ḵa7tsem / Howe Sound youth!

April 18, 2022
Alex Laviolette


Átl’ḵa7tsem / Howe Sound Art Challenge

Calling all students! To celebrate World Oceans Day, students from K–12 are invited to submit artwork with the theme, Revitalization: collective action for the ocean.

The ocean connects, sustains, and supports us all. Yet its health is at a tipping point and so is the well-being of all that depends on it. We need to work together to create a new balance with the ocean that restores its vibrancy and brings it new life.

We encourage students to be creative and to share what revitalization means to them within Átl’ḵa7tsem / Howe Sound’s precious watershed.

The winning artwork from each grade will receive a cash prize of $50, and will be featured in a special edition 2023 school-year calendar. Students will also receive a free copy of the published calendar (value $30).

Deadline for submissions: 9:00 pm Pacific Time, Sunday 15th May 2022.

Launch the slideshow to see the incredible art submissions from 2021. We have been so inspired by the students’ talent and love for Átl’ḵa7tsem / Howe Sound. We're already looking forward to seeing the submissions this year!



Introducing the My Sea to Sky Youth Council

The My Sea to Sky Youth Council is an inclusive group of young people (16–30) who love Átl’ḵa7tsem / Howe Sound. Our goal is to confront the way people with privilege have historically organized around environmental issues and follow a framework that puts social inequalities at the forefront. This group exists to provide space for youth who are passionate about climate action to be heard, supported, and challenged. The youth council meets once a month, on the first Thursday of the month from 12:00-1:00pm PST via zoom.

Fill out this application to join. We cannot wait to meet you!



Attend a screening of "Fracking the Peace"

My Sea to Sky Youth Council are partnering with and Squamish Resiliency Network to host "Fracking the Peace," a documentary featuring the people whose lives and environment have been changed by fracking in Northeastern B.C.

RSVP to attend the screening in Squamish on April 21st, or find a screening near you. Everyone is welcome!


With love for Átl’ḵa7tsem / Howe Sound,

Alex Laviolette

Youth Climate Action Assistant

My Sea to Sky is incredibly proud and grateful to say that we rely on the My Sea to Sky community for small donations that provide the majority of our funding. Since our launch in 2014, we have been funded through personal savings, family and friends; and powered by the passion of our volunteers. Your generous contribution will help us to run our critical campaigns to defend, protect, and restore Howe Sound. Can you chip in?