Pre-Teen Programs (9-12yrs)
Hang out in the Youth Lounge with the guys while playing video games, competing against each other in foosball, and enjoying other planned activities. Preregistration and a Pre-Teen Programs waiver form is required. A calendar of activities will be available at the Front Office a week before the program begins.
Tues Sep 24-Dec 3 3:30 PM-5:30 PM
Haro Room (Youth Lounge)
Every week will have something new and exciting to do! On some special days, there will be some educational and fun workshops to help you learn about yourself. Pre-registration required and a Pre-Teens Program waiver form is required. A calendar of activities will be available at the WECC Front Office a week before the program starts.
Instructor: Jordan Moorhead
Wed Sep 25-Dec 4 3:30 PM-5:30 PM
234642 r eFe
Haro Room (Youth Lounge)
This program is for youth 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.
Fri Oct 4-Dec 20
Children (6-8 yrs)
3:30 PM-4:15 PM $3.00/drop-in
240023 $30/12 sess
Preteen (8-12 yrs)
5:15 PM-6:00 PM $3.00/drop-in
240024 $30/12 sess
West End Ice Rink
(Tickets sold at WECC Front Office only)
Pre-Teen Adventure Camp
Pre-teens only! Join our Youth Leaders for some fun, games and adventure on pro-d days! Pre-registration required and a waiver is necessary for participation. Waiver can be picked up at the front desk. Please pack a lunch, snack, and appropriate footwear and leave your electronics at home! Subsidies are available upon request.
Instructor: Youth Leaders
Richmond County Pumpkin Patch
Fri Oct 25 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Haro Room (Youth Lounge)
Glow in the Dark Bowling
Fri Nov 8 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
240022 3 $5.00
Haro Room (Youth Lounge)
Teen Programs (13-18yrs)
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
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 email@example.com. 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 www.atashzad.com. 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
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
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.
Fri Oct 4-Dec 20 4:15-5:00 PM
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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 email@example.com