BC Youth Week 2015

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

BC Youth Week is happening Friday, May 1st until Thursday, May 7th with free/affordable events taking place across the province, from Courtenay, to Abbotsford, and Williams Lake.

This internationally celebrated event aims to recognize the positive contributions youth make in their communities, and to celebrate the valuable work youth do all year round. There are a diverse range of events planned this year and there is sure to be something for absolutely everyone. Random acts of kindness, skateboarding competitions, concerts, sporting events, contests, prizes, and more!


BC Youth Week Events

Check out the full list of events online:

Trades & Technical Career Fair 2015 – Delta
Date & Time: Thursday, April 30, 2015 from 9:00am to 8:00pm
Location: Sungod Recreation Centre (7815 112 Street, Delta)
Cost: Free / Event Link

Youth Week Kickoff Event – Boys & Girls Club of Williams Lake
Date & Time: Friday May 1, 2015 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: Lake City Secondary, Senior Campus (640 Carson Drive)
Cost: Free / Event Link
Events and activities through to Friday, May 8, 2015

BC Youth Week Activities – Port Moody Arts Centre
Date & Time: Friday, May 1, 2015 to Thursday, May 7, 2015
Location: Port Moody Arts Centre (2425 St Johns St, Port Moody)
Event Link
Join the Port Moody Arts Centre for activities including teen open studio, workshops, and classes.

Family Dinner Night – Abbotsford
Date & Time: Friday May 1, 2015 doors at 5:30pm, dinner at 6:00pm
Location: AYC Youth Centre at Matsqui Rec Centre (3106 Clearbrook Rd)
Contact: Christy at AYC 604-854-8785 or [email protected]
Youth are invited to bring their family and friends to the AYC for a family style dinner. Enjoy a spaghetti dinner and spend some quality time with your family & friends. Youth will help in the dinner prep. View a full list of Abbotsford Youth Commission events online, from May 1st to May 7th.

Youth Week Block Party – Burnaby
Date & Time: Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 1:00 to 4:00pm
Location: Edmonds Community Centre (7433 Edmonds St, Burnaby)
Cost: Free / Event Link
Come celebrate Youth Week with sports, activities, fun and games. There will be art and music showcased by Burnaby youth. Ages 10-18.

Youth Week Dance – Coquitlam
Date & Time: Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 7:00 to 10:00pm
Location: Pinetree Community Centre (1260 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam)
Cost: $2 presale / $4 at the door
Grab your friends and dance the night away with Deejay Absolute. For youth 14-18 years old. Call 604-927-6924 for more info.

Annual Youth Week Road Hockey Tournament – Courtenay
Date & Time: Saturday, May 2, 2015. Register at 9:30am, games at 10:30am
Location: The LINC Youth Centre (300B Island Hwy N, Courtenay)
Contact 250-334-8138 or 250-338-5371 for more info. Come join in on a fun road hockey tournament. BBQ lunch will be included for all participants.

Youth Fest 2015 – Mission
Date & Time: Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 12:00 to 5:00pm
Location: Mission Leisure Centre (7650 Grand St, Mission)
Event Link
Free activities including a bike, skate, and scoot competition

Youth Week’s Poco Pursuit– A Truly Amazing Race- Port Coquitlam
Date & Time: Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 12:00 to 5:00pm
Location: Hyde Creek Recreation Centre (1379 Laurier Ave, Port Coquitlam)
Cost: $5/team / Event Link
Families and youth of all ages are invited to register their team of four in the 1st annual Poco Pursuit Race Challenge. Solve riddles, overcome obstacles, and work together to win some great prizes.

Youth Basketball & Breakdance Showcase – Surrey
Date & Time: Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 12:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Guildford Recreation Centre (15105 105 Ave, Surrey)
Cost: Free / Event Link
Annual event featuring a city wide youth basketball tournament, break-dance battles, youth focused resource tables, hip hop showcase, I Am Game, and more. 2014’s event saw over 2,000 attendees.

Youth Week Event – Vancouver
Date & Time: Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Creekside Community Centre (1 Athletes Way, Vancouver)
Event Link
This event will include youth performers on an outdoor stage, card tournaments, 3 vs. 3 basketball tournament, skate park party (DJ & Prizes), info booth, and inflatables.

Saturday Night Silverscreen – West Vancouver
Date & Time: Saturday May 2, 2015 at 7:00pm
Location: Gleneagles Community Centre (6262 Marine Dr, West Vancouver)
Cost: Free / Event Link
An evening of fun with an Indoor Big Screen Movie event featuring BIG HERO 6. Youth entertainers will be on hand for some fun prior to the start of our big show.

Youth Week Dodgeball Extravaganza & BBQ – Place Maillardville
Date & Time: Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Poirier Sports Forum (633 Poirier St, Coquitlam)
Cost: Free
Place Maillardville & Poirier Community Centre present their 1st annual collaborative Youth Week event. Open to youth aged 10-18. Teams consist of 5-8 players or sign up as a single. Showcase dodgeball skills and win cool prizes. BBQ offered for registered teams. Register with Place Maillardville: 604-933-6166.

Youth Talent Show – Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows
Date & Time: Monday, May 4, 2015 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: The ACT Arts Centre & Theatre (11944 Haney Pl, Maple Ridge)
Cost: $7.50 for youth, $9.50 for adults 19+ / Event Link
Celebrate the many talents of our youth. This is a great opportunity for our communities to see our youth shine. For audition or any other information please call 604-465-2442.

Skate Park Jam – Township of Langley
Date & Time: Thursday, May 7, 2015 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Walnut Grove Skate Park (8889 Walnut Grove Dr, Langley)
Event Link
Join us in the Walnut Grove Skate Park for live music, skate demonstrations, free food, and prizes.

Youth Art Festival – City of Langley
Date & Time: Thursday, May 7, 2015 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: Frostings Cupcakery (20411 Fraser Hwy, Langley)
Cost: Free / Event Link
Come on out and show your support for local youth and their talents.

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  1. Bev OlfertTuesday, April 21st, 2015 — 11:57am PDT

    Great to have you on board with BC Youth Week again!

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