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Join the 2019 Youth Events Squad (YES) and Help us Make this Year’s Surrey Youth Showcase a Series to Remember


The New Year is here and what a perfect time to try something, well, new—and fun, of course! Add in some free pizza, new friends and a chance to build up your resume and 2019 could already be shaping up to be quite “eventful.”

How, you ask? We are looking for youth ages 14 to 21 to be part of our Youth Events Squad (YES) which helps plan and execute five of the City of Surrey’s biggest annual youth events, including the Surrey Youth Showcase (SYS) event series and Band-Aid.

In 2018, YES successfully pulled off the SYS: Basketball Tournament, the SYS: Dance Battle, the SYS: Cooking Competition and the SYS: Arts Café. Each of these four events was hosted at a different recreation centre in Surrey and showcased a variety of unique YES ideas and initiatives.

One of the coolest YES ideas that came to life was the black light karaoke and space chalk room — a galactic themed room where youth could draw creations in chalk. This project was a ton of fun to plan, but even more fun to participate in! Our karaoke stars were glowing as they belted out lyrics to their favorite songs under the ultraviolet lights. Another 2018 YES highlight was the ice cream making workshop at the SYS: Cooking Competition. We stirred, we shook and we ate frosty homemade treats that surely rivaled some of Ben & Jerry’s finest works.

With these and other ideas, YES had a huge impact on the 2018 Surrey Youth Showcase event series, and we can’t wait to see what wild ideas you can make happen for next year!

YES meets every other Friday from 4:45 to 6:15pm at the City Centre Library for an hour and a half of planning, fun and pizza. Contact us at youth@surrey.ca if you’re interested in joining or have questions about this great opportunity to learn new skills and have a great time while doing it.

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