Nelson celebrates BC Youth Week

Students and youth service providers have been busy working on Nelson’s first Youth Week event.

Megan Poetsch and Kaylee Shukin put up a poster for Youth Week. The Nelson and District Youth Centre hosts an event Friday from 4 to 9 p.m.

Students from L.V. Rogers Secondary School and youth service providers from Nelson’s Youth Interagency Committee have been busy working on Nelson’s first Youth Week event.

Youth Week embraces the fundamental idea that youth are an integral and valuable part of our community, deserving of a celebration. On Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. the Nelson and District Youth Centre will host a skateboarding competition, DJs, dancing, food, door prizes and more. Youth ages 12 and up are welcome to come out and enjoy this free event.

Youth Week is a provincial celebration of youth held annually during the first week of May. 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 issues, accomplishments, and diversity of youth across the province.

In 1995, a small group of municipal planners and youth recreation leaders in the Lower Mainland stumbled across an idea they thought might be an “interesting little project.” At first, discussions revolved around the idea of organizing a Youth Day. However, this was not big enough for the ambitious group, so they decided to make it an entire week. Thus, Youth Week was born. It began with a small handful of municipalities launching a new and exciting initiative to promote partnerships with youth, adults, businesses, government, schools and the media A Celebration of Youth.

Twenty years later, Youth Week has become an international celebration to promote awareness of youth. It is an opportunity for people around the world to learn about, and from, the youth of their community. Until May 7, youth in BC will embrace the spirit of Youth Week by participating in activities and events organized by youth for youth, while honouring and celebrating their diversity and their many contributions to their communities.

Just Posted

What’s Up: Things to see and do on Family Day

There’s plenty of fun to be had across the West Kootenay this coming long weekend!

Seven Nelson rec projects granted Columbia Basin Trust funding

Nelson’s baseball and tennis clubs were the big winners

Sanchez leads Leafs to 6th straight win

Nelson held off Spokane 3-2 on Friday

UPDATE: Two-car accident closes Highway 3A at Thrums

Road expected to open for single-lane alternating traffic at 2 p.m.

CHECK THIS OUT: Love and e-Readers

Anne DeGrace on downloading new literary relationships

VIDEO: Historic night in Red Deer as 2019 Canada Winter Games kicks off

Star-studded Opening Ceremony features athletes from across Canada

B.C. students win Great Waters Challenge video contest

Video, mural and song about saving the salmon claims the top prize

B.C. couple attacked with acid, slashed with knife in Vietnam

Warning, graphic images: Man has burns on 80 per cent of his body, slashed with knife

Flying squirrels found to glow pink in the dark, including two from B.C.

Squirrels from Hope and Abbotsford were included in the biologists’ database

Ontario police field complaints over Amber Alert for missing girl, 11, found dead

Some said the Amber Alert issued late Thursday for Riya Rajkumar disrupted their sleep

Names keep adding to vaccine petition started by B.C. mom

Maple Ridge mom started campaign to make vaccination a condition of attending school

Northern B.C. First Nation clan says ancient tools found at pipeline work site

Archeologists from the Smithsonian Institute estimate one of the stones found dates back up to 3500 years

Wilson-Raybould resignation stokes anger, frustration within veterans community

Liberals have had three veterans-affairs ministers — Kent Hehr, Seamus O’Regan and Wilson-Raybould

Most Read