Youth Week is an international celebration of youth held annually during the first week of May (May 1–7). It is a week of fun, interaction and celebration intended to build a strong connection between young people and their communities and to profile the accomplishments and diversity of youth. Youth Week events in West Vancouver typically consist of a variety of events designed to showcase, entertain and empower youth in our community.
Check in here for up-to-date information on events and activities planned for West Vancouver’s 2019 Youth Week celebrations, and click here to see what is being planned around BC!
EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
Give Me Five
April 30, 2019 | 1:30 to 3 p.m. | West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Drive
Join us at the start of Youth Week for Give Me Five, an innovative youth-led event that provides an opportunity for local preteens in grade seven to showcase their leadership, project management and public speaking skills through the development of an ideas exhibition. Come and learn about how the next generation hopes to inspire positive change for West Vancouver and its youth!
Water Gun Wars
May 2, 2019 | 4 to 7 p.m. | West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Drive
Join members of the District of West Vancouver’s various Youth Committees, members of the West Vancouver Police Department and Youth Services staff on the Great Lawn at the WVCC for a community water gun fight followed by a free BBQ, games and prizes in the Youth Lounge. You will not want to miss this!
Whatever Rec Night
May 3, 2019 | 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. | West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Drive
Join the Whatever Youth Committee at the WVCC for a night of free and fun rec activities for LGBTQ+ youth and their allies! Start your evening out in the gymnastics centre, follow that up with snacks and games in the Youth Lounge and then top off your night with a special afterhours all-bodies swim, just for youth!
Youth Week BBQ
May 4, 2019 | 6 to 8 p.m. | West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Drive
Youth Week is an international celebration of youth intended to build a strong connection between young people and their communities and is held annually during the first week of May. It is a week of fun, interaction, and celebration. We invite all preteens and youth to come and celebrate the spirit of Youth Week with a free BBQ in the Youth Lounge at the West Vancouver Community Centre. Come for the food, stay for the door prizes and good company!
Youth Council and Youth Appreciation Awards
May 6, 2019 | 6:30 to 8 p.m. | Municipal Hall, 750 17th Street
The 18th annual Youth Council and Youth Appreciation Awards are designed to celebrate the achievements of youth and youth groups who have made a significant contribution to their local and global community. These young people will both inspire and impress you! Visit the link below for more information.
Youth Appreciation Awards
West Vancouver’s Youth Appreciation Awards take place each year during BC Youth Week.