Youth

Youth Week
May 1 to May 7, 2017

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Squamish is proud to be a part of BC Youth week. Since 2015, Big Brothers, Big Sister has collaborated with District of Squamish Recreation Services, the Squamish Youth Center and local youth (who form our Teen Advisory and Action Group – T.A.A.G) to provide activities and events for youth during this week long celebration of our communities’ youth.

Youth Week is a provincial celebration of youth held annually during the first week of May.The intention is to build a strong connection between young people and their communities and to profile the issues, accomplishments, and diversity of youth across the province.

Young people are important and need to be recognized in a constructive and positive manner. Their contributions need to be acknowledged and celebrated. Mark your calendar and support youth in our community.

Squamish Youth Week Calendar

Monday, May 1
Screenagers: 6-9 p.m. | Howe Sound Secondary Eagle Eye Theater

Tuesday, May 2
Toonie Swim: 7:30-9 p.m. | Brennan Park

Wednesday, May 3
Skate & Bike Jam: Starting at 3:30 p.m. | Youth Centre Skate Park

Thursday, May 4
Teen Awards: 6-9 p.m. | Squamish Seniors' Centre
Nominate somebody today!

Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6
Lean In, Youth Wellness Workshop: All day | Totem Hall

Sunday, May 7
Ground Up: All week | Ground Up Climbing Gym

 

Recreation Programs for Youths

A variety of recreation programs are available for youth and can be viewed in our seasonal Recreation Program Guide.

To list a few, these programs include:

  • Art
  • Gymnastics
  • Tennis
  • Freestyle Parkour
  • Badminton
  • Floorball

 There are also a variety of programs and activities offered daily at the Squamish Youth Resource Centre, please see below.

Each season Youth are welcome to join the Squamish Youth Resource Centre at Brennan Park for Youth Nights from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Come swim, skate, and recreate! Please note that the pick up time is 8:30 p.m. when all activities are finished for the night.

Outdoor Facilities for Youth

Squamish also features a public outdoor skateboard park next to the Youth Centre, and a BMX track and the SORCA Bike Skills Park at Brennan Park Recreation Centre.

Squamish Youth Resource Centre

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Who is welcome? All youth between 13 and 18 years of age are welcome to drop-in.
Where are we? 1135 Carson Place (between Howe Sound Secondary and the Skate Park)
What do we offer? Daily programs: everything from bouldering, crochet, volleyball, art night, movie night, photography, gardening, snowboarding and much MUCH more!

Resources: showers, emergency food bank, hygiene supplies, pregnancy tests, clothing and more available for up to age 24.
Who can I contact? Youth Workers: 604-892-2207
Youth Line: 604-892-2206
Facebook: Squamish Youthworker

Squamish Teen Action and Advisory Group (TAAG)

Calling all teens who are interested in creating opportunities for youth and advising the community on the teenage perspective.

Like Squamish TAAG on Facebook for more information or email us.
Also check out Rec Services Facebook page for information about TAAG events happening throughout the year.