Youth Programs

west end youth lounge schedule fall 2019


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Teen Advisory Group (Joe Fortes Library) NEW!

Come join our brand-new Teen Advisory Group! If you’re between the ages of 13-18 and would like to share your opinion on our teen programs, services and/or collections, then TAG is for you! 1st Tuesday of the Month [2nd Tuesday in September]: Sept 10, Oct 1, Nov 5, Dec 3, 3:30-4:30, Joe Fortes Library Teen Area Registration required. Space is limited.

Instructor: Joe Fortes WECC VPL
Tue Sep 10-Dec 3 3:30-4:30pm
237715 FREE
Joe Fortes Library

Immigrant Buddy Program

Are you a recent new immigrant or refugee youth living in Canada? This program is for you! This FREE program is open to all teens going to King George Secondary or living in the West End. The Teen Buddy Program connects new immigrant youth (“buddies”) to the West End with peers who are familiar with the city (“hosts”). If you are interested
in joining or want more information, please contact the Youth Worker at 604-718-6210 or Program restarts Fall 2019.

Watercolour for Youth (13-18yrs)

Explore the world of watercolor painting. This program is for children who want to learn how to use water, paper, color and brushes to create an endless variety of tones in their paintings. Mohammad has over 30 years’ experience in drawing and painting at his own Atashzad Academy of Art. Visit Supplies are not included. Supply list available upon registration. Drop in; $20, space permitting.

Instructor: Mohammad Atashzad

Mon Sep 30-Dec 16 4:45-6:15pm
237944 $149/10 sess
Thu Oct 3-Dec 5 3:30-5:00pm
237961 $149/10 sess

Denman Room

The Parenting-Child Relationship: a parenting workshop

A different approach to understanding and managing behaviour. Explore how family dynamics can affect your parenting practices and your child’s behaviour. Learn evidence-based strategies to develop resilience and self-regulation in your child.

Instructor: Tree Roots Counselling
Sat Sep 28, Oct 12, Oct 26 10:00-11:30pm
240328 $60/3 sess
Meeting Room 1 $100/ couple

West End Dodgeball Team (13-18yrs)

Do you like to dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge? Join the West End Dodgeball Team and play against other youth in the city! Please sign up with Nat at the Youth Office!

Sa Nov 2/16/23/30 5:00pm-9:00pm

Whistler Blackcomb

Learn to ski/snowboard or practice your skills at one North America’s best mountain resorts. We’ll be heading up the mountain with other youth from different Community Centres and you’ll be with others according to your skill level. Please bring a lunch or money to buy food in the lodge. Please contact Nataly for more details and waiver forms.

Jan 25 6:00am-6:00pm
Feb 23 6:00am-6:00pm
$70/person – lift, lesson, transportation
$30/person – rentals

Teen Stick and Puck

This program is for teens looking to practice their ice hockey skills with fun drills and non-competitive games. Full equipment is required, including cage helmet. All hockey levels are welcome, but being able to skate backwards is recommended. First priority is for those who are registered and the spots available will be sold as drop-in tickets on a first-come, first served basis. Tickets will be sold 30 minutes before the start of each session at the West End Community Centre’s front office. (Tickets are not sold at the Ice Rink.) Skates are included in fees. Some equipment is available. $3.00/dropin, space permitting. Drop-in tickets can only be purchased for immediate family members.

Facilitator: TBA
Fri Oct 4-Dec 20 4:15-5:00 PM
240046 $3.00/drop-in
West End Rink $30/12 sess

Youth Incentive Program

The YIP is for youth looking to gain leadership skills, employment training and to have some fun! The program meets bi-weekly on Mondays and has a mix of workshops, special event planning and social activities. Once a month, the group will go on an out-trip of their choice. For more information, please contact Nat at the West End Youth Office at

Junior Youth Incentive Program

In grade 8? Junior YIP is a great way to build skills, plan fundraisers and events and get some volunteer hours! Our weekly meetings on Thursdays after school are a great way to get involved in your community. For more information, please contact Nat at the West End Youth Office at

PB City-Wide Youth Council

The City-Wide Youth Council connects youth from Vancouver’s 20 diverse com- munities to work together on youth initiatives, local issues and Youth Week. For more information, contact Nat at

Peer Education Programs

Do you have a teachable skill or special talent you would like to share? Drop by the Youth Office and talk to Nat about turning that skill or talent into a program at the West End or Coal Harbour Community Centres!

Volunteering Opportunities

Youth volunteers have a key role in providing program and special event support. Volunteers are able to gain valuable work experience, build relationships with the Youth Worker and event staff and meet other youth. Some of these opportunities include:
Family Pumpkin Carving – CHCC. . . Sat, Oct 19 9am-12:30pm
Haunted House Set Up – Barclay Manor. . . Thu, Oct 24 4pm-8pm
Haunted House – Barclay Manor. . . Fri, Oct 25 & Sat, Oct 26
Haunted House Take Down – Barclay Manor. . . Sun, Oct 27
Halloween Carnival Set Up – CHCC. . . Fri, Oct 25 8pm-9:30pm
Halloween Carnival Stations & Take Down – CHCC. . .Sat, Oct 26 9am-2pm
Gingerbread House Magic – CHCC. . . Sat, Nov 30
Seniors Xmas Dinner – WECC. . .Fri, Dec 6 3:30-9:00pm
Breakfast with Santa – WECC. . .Sat, Dec 7 9am-2pm
Christmas Carnival Set Up – CHCC. . . Fri, Dec 13 8pm-9:30pm
Christmas Carnival – CHCC. . . Sat, Dec 14 9am-2pm

Other seasonal events are also available. If you have any questions or wish to sign up to
volunteer, please visit Nat at the Youth Office or email at

West End Community Centre Youth Summer Day Camp Volunteers 2019


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