BC Youth Week Inspires New Online Youth Nights
Read how BC Youth Week inspires new online youth nights.
BC Youth Week is a provincial celebration of youth held annually during the first week of May. This week-long celebration intends to build a strong connection between youth and their communities while highlighting the interests, accomplishments, and diversity of youth across the province.
Every year, the event inspires unique activities designed just for youth. Past City of Surrey events held at recreation centres throughout Surrey included Surrey Youth Basketball Tournament, Hang Out Make Art, and Youth Adapted Cooking Event. Such activities offered an opportunity for young people to gather with their friends, support each other, and connect with staff.
With a continued effort to maintain the practice of physical distancing to fight the spread of COVID-19, the City of Surrey Youth Engagement Team, various youth groups and community partners wanted to find fun ways to celebrate and safely connect through great activities.
And that they did with the introduction of the new Online Youth Hub offering virtual Youth Nights every Thursday at 7pm starting May 7. Hosted on Microsoft Teams, Youth Night online activities will offer young people opportunities to get creative with DIY workshops, tour a youth artwork exhibition, set up a virtual basketball competition, and talk about self-care tips and tricks. With the help of community partners, youth will also be able to learn skate tricks with Andy Anderson or have dance party with DJ Freshleecut—all from home.
For more information, including a complete description of events and how to register, visit the Online Youth Night event page and connect on Recreation Surrey Facebook and Recreation Surrey Instagram for updates as we continue planning more days of recreation for youth at home.