National Youth Week

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May 1 - 7, 2022

WHAT IS NATIONAL YOUTH WEEK?

National Youth Week takes place every year May 1 – 7 and is dedicated to the celebration of youth and their active participation in their communities. Whether it is recreation, drama, sport, dance, civic engagement, art, volunteerism or leadership, young people are regularly engaged in meaningful activities during their discretionary time. National Youth Week is a time to honour their involvement!

 

Schedule of events:

May 1
Bike Ride on BLT Trail

Join us for a bike ride on the BLT trail!

Don't have a bike? No program - Bikes are available to use (limited qualities) 

Time: 1pm-4pm
Ages: 13-24

E-mail deanch@halifax.ca to register. 

 

May 2
Power House: Pizza and Party Games 

Location: Power House Youth Centre, 1606 Bell Road, Halifax
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm 
Ages: 13-24

How exactly does one prevent a kitten from exploding? What happens when you compare an apple to an apple? Does sushi really go? Let’s play and find out! Join us for an evening of fun, fast-paced party games and tasty pizza! Participants of this program will also have their names entered to win a special prize at the end of the event!

Cost: FREE

No registration required; open to youth 13-24.

THE DEN: Movie Night & Pizza

Location: The Den Youth Centre, 636 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville (Below the Sackville Library)
Time: 6pm-8:30pm
Ages: 13-24

Start the week off with a chill night with friends! No registration required.

Cost: FREE

Virtual Program: #Adulting with CUA’s Myra Lucia

Location: Online, register by e-mailing youth@halifax.ca   
Time: 6pm-7:15pm
Ages: 18 – 24

Learn and ask questions about credit, debt, credit scores, budgeting and other important financial skills!

Cost: FREE

To register, e-mail youth@halifax.ca   

Virtual Program: Youth Project Open House

Time: 6pm-7:00pm on Zoom. 
**Automated closed captioning services available!

Are you a 2SLGBTQIA+ youth under 25? Do you love meeting other fabulous & brilliant folks? Are you looking for more gay magic in your life? Interested in learning more about the Youth Project? If so, you are welcomed to our annual (virtual) Open House on Zoom. You will meet some staff and Board members and you can learn more about Youth Project services, resources, and upcoming events!

Get the link by DM-ing our instagram @nsyouthproject or by emailing carmel@youthproject.ns.ca. See you there!

Cost: FREE

Youth Spaces open for drop in!

 

May 3
THE DEN: Minute to Win It Night

Location: The Den Youth Centre, 636 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville
Time: 6pm-8:30pm

Ready to put your skills to the ultimate test? Join the folks at The Den for Minute to Win It! Contestants take part in a series of 60-second challenges that use objects that are commonly available around the house. Participate in one challenge or do them all! If you win, you will be recognized as the MinToWin Champion and given a trophy!

No registration required; open to youth 13-24.

Cost: FREE

Virtual Program: Highlight Reel vs Reality: Unpacking the Impacts of Social Media on Body Image

Hosted by Eating Disorders Nova Scotia
Time: 6pm-7pm

Join Nikki Olguin (she/her) and Jaime Delaney (she/her), two EDNS Peer Mentors, to talk about the impacts of social media on body image, confronting those never-ending comparisons, and to develop skills and tools to set boundaries around what fills your feed! Let’s create a safe social media space together!

Register online at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/highlight-reel-vs-reality-tickets-324241223227

Cost: FREE

Youth Spaces open for drop in!

 

May 4
Power House: Button Making Party

Location: Power House Youth Centre, 1606 Bell Rd, Halifax
Time: 4pm-6pm
Come by afterschool and help us make buttons for our upcoming Open House Celebration! Think Power House, pronouns, pride flags, advocacy, D & D, Nintendo, or anything else you can dream up! Participants of this program will also have their names entered to win a special prize at the end of the event! No registration required; open to youth 13-24. 
 

Youth Basketball

Location: Cole Harbour District High School, 2 Chameau Cres, Dartmouth
Time: 8:15pm-9:30pm
Age: 15-17

Registration Information: Click here to make an account online and sign up for this program by searching course code 00050500  or through the youth@halifax.ca email

Participants can register in advance or in-person the night of.

The Den: I Scream! You Scream! We all Scream for Ice Cream!

Location: The Den Youth Centre, 636 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm

Ice Cream Sundaes and snow cones for everyone with your choice of toppings! Don’t forget to check out “The Wall”, our new youth Art Gallery!  A space for you to display your work for others to enjoy! There, you can entre to win some sweet Den merch!

No registration required; open to youth 13-24. 

Movie Night at Needham

Location: Needham Community Centre, 3372 Devonshire Ave, Halifax
Time: 6-9pm

No registration required; open to youth 13-24. 

Youth Spaces open for drop in!

 

May 5
Movie Night at George Dixon 

Location: George Dixon Community Centre, 2501 Gottingen Street/2502 Brunswick Street, Halifax
Time: 7pm-10pm

No registration required

Cost: FREE

3-3 Youth Basketball

Location: Gordon R Snow Community Centre, 1359 Fall River Rd, Fall River
Time: 6:15pm-7:45pm
Age: 15-17

No registration required

Cost: FREE

Virtual Program: Budgeting 101 with Junior Achievement’s Brenda Kenney

Location: Online, register by e-mailing youth@halifax.ca  
Time: 6pm-7pm
Ages: 13-17
Learn why budgeting is important for financial success, different types of budgets and how to do a budget!

To register, e-mail youth@halifax.ca   

Cost: FREE

Youth Spaces open for drop in!

Horizon Rec Centre - Youth Room: Drop-in Open from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

 

May 6
Horizon Rec Centre: Paint Night

Location: Horizon Recreation Centre, 168 Redoubt Way, Eastern Passage
Time: 6:30pm-9pm
Paint night, can only take 15 people, registration required.

To register, e-mail youth@halifax.ca   

Cost: FREE

Youth Night Open House

Location: Bedford Hammonds Plains Community Centre, 202 Innovation Dr, Bedford
Time: 6pm-10pm
Ages: 12-17
Come out and bring your friends! The Community Centre will have various activities going on throughout the evening which include: Open Gym, Video Games, Movie, Yoga, Art, Table Tennis, Foosball, Music & Food.

No registration required

Cost: FREE

Karaoke & Pizza at the Sackville Sports Stadium

Location: Sackville Sports Stadium, 409 Glendale Dr, Lower Sackville
Time: 6:30pm-9pm
Friday Night Rocks will be rocking tonight! Chanel you inner Taylor Swift or Khalid! Sing your favorites with a group of friends or solo!

No registration required

Cost: FREE

Karaoke at Gordon R Snow Community Centre

Location: Gordon R Snow Community Centre, 1359 Fall River Rd, Fall River
Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm
Ages: 12-15
Prizes to be won!

No registration required

Cost: FREE

Minute to Win it! at Musquodoboit Rural High

Location: Musquodoboit Rural High, 11980 Hwy #224, Middle Musquodoboit
Time: School lunch hour
Win Prizes! Participate in 1 challenge or do them all! Be the ultimate MRHS Parks and Rec Minute to Win It Champion!! And yes, there will be a trophy!

No registration required

Cost: FREE

Youth Spaces open for drop in!

Horizon Rec Centre - Youth Room: Drop-in Open from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

May 7
Power House Youth Centre Open House

Location: Power House Youth Centre, 1606 Bell Road, Halifax
Time: 1pm-4pm
Celebrate national youth week at the Power House Youth Centre! Stop by for a tour and learn about our programs, meet staff, youth volunteers, and our community partners. We’ll be running games and art activities and have a special raffle prize pack for youth 13-24. Come on in, we can’t wait to meet you! 

No registration required; all ages/everyone welcomed.

Youth Open Gym at Astral Drive Jr. High

Location: Astral Drive Jr. High, 238 Astral Dr, Dartmouth
Time: 12pm-1pm
Ages: 13-17
A free drop-in Open Gym Program for youth ages 13-17. Some equipment is available onsite, but youth can also bring their own equipment (basketballs, frisbees, footballs etc.) Registration method (legend or through the youth@halfiax.ca email): 00050601 Register via legend.

Participants can register in advance or in-person the day of.

 

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