Celebrate Youth Week!
BC Youth Week is May 1 – 7 and The LINC Youth Centre invites Comox Valley youth to come and enjoy celebratory events all week long! Youth Week is an annual international event celebrating the value, diversity and positive contributions youth make in their communities.
Wednesday, May 1: Youth 11 – 18 years will receive a free smoothie and play Minute to Win It. (regular drop-in of $2.50 applies)
Thursday, May 2: 4th Annual Skate Jam with Onethirtythree. Youth 8 - 18 years can participate in best trick contests, score prizes and try their luck at the hot dog eating contest! Skateboards and scooters welcome.
Friday, May 3: Extreme Rec Night for 11 – 16 years featuring youth touring Comox Valley’s Rec Centres for games, skatepark, rock climbing, archery tag, and swimming. Registration is $10 in advance, $15/drop-in. For more info: www.courtenay.ca/extreme
Saturday, May 4: The LINC hosts the 3rd Annual Gnarly Spring Craft Fair featuring over 20 talented youth crafters. The craft fair runs 11am-3pm at the Lewis Centre. The LINC also hosts its 10th Annual Young Ones vs. Old Ones FREE Mini Hockey Tournament. Register your team now or be at The LINC at 4pm, with games starting at 4:30pm. The top youth teams battle each other in the finals, and the winning team will take on ‘The Old Ones’ for the Waka Cup. Lots of fun and free prizes!
Monday, May 6: Pride Hoedown for youth 11 - 18 years, 6 - 9pm. Dance, hangout, play games and have fun! This event is in partnership with the school districts GSA clubs; free tickets are mandatory and are available from GSA support teachers.
Tuesday, May 7: Tween Dance for 8 – 11 years. Doors open at 3:00pm with the dance, complete with DJ, light show, prizes and more, runs 4 - 7pm. Tickets are $5 and are mandatory for drop-in
“We’ve been celebrating youth week at The LINC for 10 years and this one is shaping up to the best yet!” says Alexis Forbes, Youth Services Coordinator at The LINC, “We also have daily door prizes during Youth Week, so for those who haven’t been to The LINC before, it’s a great time to check it out!”
For more information, or to pre-register a youth hockey team, please call The LINC Youth Centre at 250-334-8138, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or check out The LINC's Facebook page for youth week postings.