Vancouver & Sea To Sky Youth Week Events

2019 Events are starting to roll in! If you don't see any for your location yet please check back soon.


Member:  City of North Vancouver

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Sat. May 4th

CityFEST is rolling out its 16th annual youth showcase on May 4, 2019, with more than 6,000 attendees expected. This event is largely run by youth, with the support of a team of youth workers and other caring adults. Local youth perform or compete in music, dance, skateboarding, longboarding, visual arts, and film.

CityFEST exists through a partnership between the City of North Vancouver, North Shore Alliance Church, Youth Unlimited, Flatspot Longboards, North Van Rec & Culture, and other community groups, organizations, agencies, and businesses.

What started out 16 years ago as a BBQ and skateboard competition, CityFEST has grown into the biggest Youth Week event in the Lower Mainland and is the largest youth festival in B.C. CityFEST is a shining example of what can happen when diverse groups partner. Instagram: northvancouvercityfest

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Mon. May 6th

Grades 4-7
10am - 11:30am
Location: North Vancouver City Library

In these workshops on a district wide professional day, elementary students will learn about the world of STEM and explore topics of 3D printing in a casual and friendly environment.

Participants will have an opportunity to meet and connect with other STEM lovers from across cultures over a light snack.

This event is free of charge and open to everyone, however, registration is required.

Grades 4-7
12:30pm - 2pm
Location: North Vancouver City Library

In these workshops on a district wide professional day, elementary students will learn about the world of STEM and explore the topic of electricity in a casual and friendly environment.

Participants will have an opportunity to meet and connect with other STEM lovers from across cultures over a light snack.

This event is free of charge and open to everyone, however, registration is required.

Grades 4-7
2:30pm - 4pm
Location: North Vancouver City Library

In these workshops on a district wide professional day, elementary students will learn about the world of STEM and explore the topic of forces of physics in a casual and friendly environment.

Participants will have an opportunity to meet and connect with other STEM lovers from across cultures over a light snack.

This event is free of charge and open to everyone, however, registration is required.


Member: District of North Vancouver

 

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Sat. April 27th

7:30 pm | Register at: www.nothingbutnet.eventbrite.com

Parkgate Community Centre @ 3652 Banff Court, North Vancouver | Get Directions

Parkgate's Youth Department is holding a 3 on 3 basketball tournament open to all youth in Grade 8 - 12 on the North Shore. There will be prizes, concession, snacks, and live music.

Sponsors: Herschel, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Dipt Vancity, Earnest Ice Cream, Apex Adventure Plex have all donated prizes!

Sat. May 4th

7pm-10pm

Location: Parkgate Community Centre - 3625 Banff Court, North Van

Registration Details: Call 604-987-PLAY, visit the front desk, online www.nvrc.ca Barcode 412519

This special Youth Week/Star Wars dance is for youth in grades six and seven, and provides them the opportunity to socialize, dance, eat candy, and win Youth Week swag and prizes. As dance crew members we supervise and create a fun environment for the participants through dance offs, limbo contests, and trivia for sour keys. These dances are always a hit and we are confident the youth are going to enjoy themselves, so come celebrate Youth Week and May 4th with us. The dance is from 7pm-10 and there are 550 tickets available. It will sell out.

For more information please contact: Dale Cheyne dcheyne@myparkgate.com or 604-783-8053

Tues. May 14th

6:30pm
District Hall (main Atrium)

The District of North Vancouver will be hosting their annual Youth Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, May 14th, 2019. The goal of the Civic Youth Awards, is to celebrate the accomplishments of youth in our community and to acknowledge and thank those who support the youth in our community. This year, The Mayor and Council will be presenting awards to over 30 young people from across the District, as well as 6 local businesses and individuals that have supported the youth in our community.


Member: District of Squamish

Stay up to date with all Youth Week activities by following Squamish Youth Week on Facebook!

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Sun. May 12th


Member: City of Vancouver

Check out the events happening in Vancouver during BC Youth Week!

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Thurs. May 2nd

3:30 - 5:30pm Grades 6 to 7
5:30pm - 7:45pm Grades 8 to 10

Free Event! | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre - 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver BC | Get Directions

Sign up your team of 3 or 4 by April 25 with a Community Youth Worker. Come celebrate Youth Week 2019 at the Roundhouse with two days of exciting basketball events! Food, fun, and prizes available to be won!

Email: youthweek@vancouver.ca

Partners: Vancouver Board of Parks & Recreation, Community Centre Associations, WorkSafeBC, Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre.

Fri. May 3rd

7:30 - 11pm Grades 11 to 12

Free Event! | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre - 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver BC | Get Directions

Sign up your team of 3 or 4 by April 25 with a Community Youth Worker. Come celebrate Youth Week 2019 at the Roundhouse with two days of exciting basketball events! Food, fun, and prizes available to be won!

Email: youthweek@vancouver.ca

Partners: Vancouver Board of Parks & Recreation, Community Centre Associations, WorkSafeBC, Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre.

Sat. May 4th

FREE Event | 1 - 4pm
Vancouver Downtown Skate Plaza (Union & Quebec St.) | Get Directions

Consent/waiver forms must be completed prior to participation. Forms available from the Community Youth Worker or online at www.roundhouse.ca

Join the 13th annual Youth Week Skateboard Jam @ the Downtown Skate Plaza! Skateboard contest for all levels, cool demos by the best professional skateboarders in town, and free mini lessons available! All youth are welcome!

Email: youthweek@vancouver.ca

Partners: Vancouver Board of Parks & Recreation, Community Centre Associations, Vancouver Skateboard Coalition

8pm -11pm
Trout Lake Community Centre - 3360 Victoria Dr, Vancouver BC | Get Directions

Tickets are $5 each from a Community Youth Worker, or $7 at the door. Please bring a valid school go-card. Free photo booth, games, and prizes will be available!

Email: youthweek@vancouver.ca

Partners: Vancouver Board of Parks & Recreation & Community Centre Associations

12pm - 3pm
Location: Champlain Heights Community Centre

We'll have an escape room, a super smash bro's contest and dodgeball games happening. Make sure you stop by!


Member: Some Assembly Theatre &
Roundhouse Youth Theatre Action Group

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Wed. May 1st - Sat. May 4th

Location: Roundhouse, 181 Roundhouse Mews

Show Dates:

  • May 1, 1:30pm
  • May 2, 11:00am & 1:30pm
  • May 3 & 4, 7:30pm

Created by industry professionals in collaboration with a diverse group of Metro Vancouver youth, REWIRE is a new and original multi-media theatre production that speaks to both youth and adults. On the night of a symbolic lunar eclipse and major video game event, a group of youth come together to bravely tackle root causes of stress including poverty, grief, and sexual assault.

Directed and written by Valerie Methot, in collaboration with RHYTAG, REWIRE highlights integrity, positive action, community support, and inspires positive change in the face of stress, anxiety, and social isolation. It is a bold, must-see production full of truth, tragedy and comedy, along with original music and spectacular visuals.

Partners: Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre & Vancouver Coastal Health

Click here to read the REWIRE press release


Member: Western Front 


Wed. May 1st

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre

With Sonic Playground, artists/educators Alanna Ho and Nathan Marsh worked with elementary and high school students in the Vancouver area to curate concerts and to record, interpret and categorize sounds, collaboratively building a sound archive. Students learned about collaboration and socially conscious curation, and to artistically reframe their thinking in regards to commonly used technology beyond its consumer base. These projects are documented in an exhibition at the Roundhouse Community Centre with an opening reception and performances on May 1, 5-7pm.

For more information, please contact newmusicadmin@front.bc.ca

In partnership with Roundhouse Community Centre, Burnaby North Secondary School, King George Secondary School, Walter Moberly Elementary School


Member: District of West Vancouver

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Tues. April 30th

1:30 PM

West Vancouver Community Centre (2121 Marine Dr., West Vancouver, V7V 4Y2)

Free; no registration required

Join us at the start of Youth Week for ‘Give Me Five’, an innovative youth-led event that provides an opportunity for local preteens in grade 7 to showcase their leadership, project management and public speaking skills through the development of an ‘ideas exhibition’. Come and learn about how the next generation hopes to inspire positive change for West Vancouver and its youth!

Partner: West Bay Elementary School

For more information, please contact Melanie Clark: 604-925-7222

Thurs. May 2nd

4:00pm

West Vancouver Community Centre (2121 Marine Dr., West Vancouver, V7V 4Y2)

Free; no registration required

Join members of the District of West Vancouver’s various Youth Committees, members of the West Vancouver Police Department, and Youth Services staff on the Great Lawn at the WVCC for a community water gun fight followed by a free BBQ, games and prizes in the Youth Lounge. You will not want to miss this!

Partner: West Vancouver Police Department

For more information, please contact Melanie Clark: 604-925-7222

Fri. May 3rd

9:00 PM

West Vancouver Community Centre (2121 Marine Dr., West Vancouver, V7V 4Y2)

Free; no registration required

Join the ‘Whatever’ Youth Committee at the WVCC for a night of free and fun rec activities for LGBTQ+ youth and their allies! Start your evening out in the gymnastics centre, follow that up with snacks and games in the Youth Lounge, and then top off your night with a special afterhours all-bodies swim, just for youth!

Partner: 'Whatever' Youth Committee

For more information, please contact Melanie Clark: 604-925-7222


Sat. May 4th

6:00 PM

West Vancouver Community Centre (2121 Marine Dr., West Vancouver, V7V 4Y2)

Free; no registration required

Youth Week is an international celebration of youth intended to build a strong connection between young people and their communities and is held annually during the first week of May. It is a week of fun, interaction, and celebration. We invite all preteens and youth to come and celebrate the spirit of Youth Week with a free BBQ in the Youth Lounge at the West Vancouver Community Centre. Come for the food, stay for the door prizes and good company!

Partner: West Vancouver Community Centre

For more information, please contact Melanie Clark: 604-925-7222

Mon. May 6th

6:30 PM

West Vancouver Municipal Hall (750 17th St., West Vancouver, V7V 3T3)

Free; no registration required

The 18th annual Youth Council and Youth Appreciation Awards are designed to celebrate the achievements of youth and youth groups who have made a significant contribution to their local and global community. These young people will both inspire and impress you! Visit www.westvancouver.ca/youthawards for more information.

Partners: District of West Vancouver Mayor and Council

For more information, please contact Melanie Clark: 604-925-7222

Member: Resort Municipality of Whistler

Fri. May 10th

Time: TBA
4335 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, B.C.

A hefty day of fun and interactive events in & around Whistler. Featuring: a movie at Village 8 Cinemas, delicious food, escape rooms, team challenges + prizes! Give us a call or check us out at whistleryouthcentre.com for more info.