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Celebrate Youth Week at Creekside and Roundhouse community centres

April 30 2014

Local youth talent

Creekside Community Recreation Centre in Southeast False Creek is ground zero for Youth Week activities in Vancouver.

Youth are invited to try dragon boating, 3-on-3 basketball, soccer, skateboarding, and more on May 3.

Youth Week, which runs May 1 to 7, is an international celebration of youth held annually in the first week of May. It is a week of fun, interaction, and celebration that builds a strong connection between young people and their communities.

This Youth Week celebration is a partnership between the Vancouver Park Board, Dragon Zone, Keep Vancouver Spectacular, Vancouver Skateboard Coalition, neighbourhood houses, S.U.C.C.E.S.S., Night Hoops Basketball Society, MoreSports, Integrated Graffiti Management, and the Vancouver School Board’s City-Wide Youth Council.

Activities at Creekside Community Recreation Centre

  • Attend the opening ceremonies, youth performances, and closing ceremonies at the main stage at Village Plaza.
  • Take dragon boat lessons, compete in races, and win medals.
  • Zip through game stations at Race Around the World and win prizes including concert tickets, Playland passes, and gift cards.
  • Play in a 3-on-3 basketball tournament.
  • Take part in a hip hop jam session.
  • Create street art with a local artist.
  • Drop-in for a quick soccer scrimmage.
  • Compete in a fun skateboarding contest (register by April 30) with music and tasty food from a food cart at the Downtown Skate Plaza under the viaducts between Quebec and Union streets.

View Youth Week activities

Activities at Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre

The Roundhouse in Yaletown is hosting a free, week-long exhibition of art called "Shout Out!". Youth created artworks with media artists, environmentalists, film makers, and more in parks, on the street, and in the public eye. Attend the free opening reception on May 1, 3:00pm to 5:00pm.

Creekside and Roundhouse community centres

Creekside Community Centre in Vancouver

Creekside

Amenities include a fitness centre, a gymnasium, dance and yoga studios, multi-purpose rooms, a child care centre, and paddling launch. The centre is located at 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver, BC V5Y 0B1. 604-257-3050.

Ray-Cam Co-operative Centre

Ray-Cam

Centre provides personal and family support services, and offers an out of school, pre-school and day-care program for children. The centre has a gym, hobby rooms, and club rooms. Located at 920 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC. Phone: 604-257-6949