Come and enjoy a delicious artisan pizza freshly baked in our Community Friendship Oven at the Almonte Public Library. Your wood fired oven baked pizza will be specially prepared for you by volunteers and friends of the Mississippi Mills Youth Center.  Saturday, Oct 7 (11:00-2:00)

The not-for-profit Mississippi Mills Youth Centre (MMYC) serves youth aged 10-18 in Mississippi Mills and surrounding areas.  The Centre supports youth to develop their physical, social, emotional, and cognitive capabilities through achievement, leadership, inclusion, friendship, and recognition.

MMYC offers organized instructional programs for physical activities such as dance, gym nights as well as arts and life skill programs such as self-care, financial literacy, cooking, and music. MMYC also offers opportunities for unstructured activities such as games, drop in, socializing, gardening, and eco activities.

A project of the Neighbourhood Tomato Community Gardens and Mills Community Support groups, the brick and stone wood-fired Friendship Oven is a place where people can meet their neighbours while enjoying food baked in an age-old way. Youth from MMYC helped build the Friendship Oven; mixing mortar, cleaning and laying bricks, building the roof vault and hosted the oven opening with a pizza fundraiser.

Your artisan pizza is a ‘seed to oven to table’ event. Tomatoes and herbs grown in the MMYC gardens became our special pizza sauce. Pizza dough was prepared by youth with each pizza assembled right in front of you and cooked in an 800-degree wood fired oven. Bring your appetite and enjoy the best of the harvest with the youth and friends of the Mississippi Mills Youth Centre.

Visit the web site  Mississippi Mills Youth Centre  for more information about the fun and exciting activities happening at MMYC.