Youth Week

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Youth Week is a full week of events and activities for youth. May 1-7 is internationally recognised as a week dedicated to acknowledging, celebrating and advocating for youth empowerment, achievement and involvement throughout the year. 

Interested in organizing a youth week event? Each recreation centre has Youth Engagement Program staff teams dedicated to supporting youth in organizing an event, group, project or initiative. Contact for more information.

Here is a list of events and activities throughout Surrey during Youth Week 2017:

Monday, May 1, 2017

Voices for Change: Youth Inclusion Art Camp
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Location: Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, 13458 107A Avenue
Be heard, speak out! Join artist Kat Thorsen and viaSport BC for a fun, engaging art session designed to spark conversation around what inclusion means to you. Learn how creative expression can help you tell your story, and talk about what you want in youth programming.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Girls Night (Preteens)
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Guildford Recreation Centre, 15105 105 Avenue
This is a night full of energy and laughter! It's a chance for girls to socialize and have fun while playing games, dancing, crafting, baking and much more.

Breakdance Party
Location: Kwantlen Polytechnic University - Gymnasium (Cedar Building), 12666 72 Avenue
Show off your dance moves during a mini dance battle.  End the night with prizes and snacks.

Art Together
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Location: Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88th Avenue
Make art and share your ideas! If you’re a young person, the Gallery wants your help planning upcoming projects, programs, and events. This is a unique opportunity to design the type of art activities you envision, and to create do-it-together art projects with mentoring artists.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Outdoor Ball Hockey
Time: 3:00pm-6:00pm
Location: South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre, 14602 20 Avenue

Pixel Post It
Time: 3:30pm-9:00pm
Location: Guildford Library, 15105 105 Avenue
Join us for a Post It Note Art Extravaganza. Sign up to compete as an individual or a team. Registered participants can come anytime between 3:30 and 9:00 to create their work of art. Art pieces must consist only of Post It Notes. Participants may decorate the Post It Notes with markers, pens, pencils, etc.
Post It Notes and Sharpies in a variety of colours will be available. Participants may bring and use their own.
Voting will be between May 4 and May 7. The art piece with the most votes will win a $25 Starbucks Gift Card. Runner Up will win a $10 Starbucks Gift Card.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Sports Skills Competition
Location: W.E. Kinvig Elementary School, 13266 70b Avenue
Join us for a fun sports skills competition.  We will have lots of prizes and freezies for everyone.  

Age: Grade 5 - Grade 7
Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm

Age: Grade 8 - Grade 12
Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm

Friday, May 5, 2017

Skate Jam & Gamers Challenge
Location: Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, 13458 107A Avenue
Enjoy a fun and competive skateboard jam that will feature music and lots of prizes in the skate park.  We will also be having a huge Wii-U tournament that will feature super smash brothers and other fun filled games.  All levels welcome.

After Hours Movie Night
Location: Fleetwood Community Centre, 15996 84 Avenue
Join us for popcorn and a movie on the big screen.

Super Smash Tournament
Location: Bridgeview Community Centre, 11475 126A Street
Join us and compete against other Youth for Super Smash Supremacy!

Italian Cooking Drop In
Location: Fraser Heights Recreation Centre, 10588 160 Street
Celebrate Youth Week Italian style! In the kitchen with our youth staff and all the flavors of Italy.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Surrey Youth Showcase
Time: 11:00am-8:30pm
Location: Guildford Recreation Centre, 15105 105 Avenue
Celebrate Surrey's talented youth from the basketball and dance communities at the City's largest annual Youth Week event. Participate in the basketball tournament or dance battle, watch hip-hop dance teams and wheelchair basketball, visit the food trucks and exhibitors, get an airbrush tattoo, eat popcorn and chocolate, play carnival games and win prizes.

Skate Park Clean Up & Kick Off BBQ Party
Location: South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre, 14602 20 Avenue
Kick off the Skate Park season by getting your park up and running. Sweep, paint, skate, eat, repeat.

Natalie Talson Body Image Workshop
Location: Fraser Heights Recreation Centre, 10588 160 Street

Community Events

Spring Job Fair 
Tuesday, May 2 
Time: 9:30am-1:30pm

Location: WorkBC Cloverdale, #101 - 5783 176A Street
Meet participating employers who are hiring! Bring a resume and be ready to be interviewed!

Walk so Kids Can Talk
Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017
Time: 10:00am 
Location: Holland Park, 13428 Old Yale Road
Unite with thousands of Canadians for a fun 5K walk and raise money to support the Kids Help Phone.