Oakville celebrates Youth Week with free events

Grab a Youth Week passport for a chance to win an iPad

Photo credit: 久留米市民(Kurume-Shimin) / Foter.com / CC BY-SA

Photo credit: 久留米市民(Kurume-Shimin) / Foter.com / CC BY-SA

With the first week of May fast approaching, the town is gearing up to celebrate National Youth Week from May 1 to 7, 2013 with free “youth-centric” events and activities at locations throughout Oakville.

“Youth Week shines a spotlight on tomorrow’s leaders and recognizes the important contributions that they already make in our community,” Oakville Mayor Rob Burton said. “It’s also a fun opportunity for youth to meet new friends, build connections, showcase their talents, and express their ideas.”

This year is extra exciting as an iPad will be given away to one lucky winner! Youth are encouraged to pick up a Youth Week “passport to awesome” at Town of Oakville recreation facilities. To be eligible for the draw, youth must use the passport to collect a minimum of five stamps by attending Oakville’s Youth Week events including:

May 1

Open houses at all youth centres from 6-8 p.m. Open to everyone!

May 2

Outdoor activities at all youth centres from 5-7 p.m. Meet at 5 p.m. For grades 6-10 at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC), and ages 13-19 at Oakville Youth Centre/Bronte Youth Centre.

May 3

Discover the Ridge for ages 12-15 at Iroquois Ridge Community Centre (IRCC) from 7-10 p.m. Beach Party with DJ in the IRCC pool from 8:30-10 p.m. Dodgeball in the gym, Youth Lounge with crafts, cartoonist and more from 7-10 p.m.

Special Event for ages 13-19 at Bronte Youth Centre from 3-11 p.m.

May 4

Open Mic Night for ages 16-19 from 7-10 p.m. at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre’s (QEPCCC) Black Box Theatre.

Dance for grades 6-10 from 7-10 p.m. in QEPCCC Youth Centre.

May 5

Youth Marketplace and BBQ from 1-4 p.m. in QEPCCC Youth Centre. Show off your hobbies, talents and teach others. Open to everyone!

May 6

After-school skateboarding for all ages at IRCC and Shell Park from 4-6 p.m.

May 7

End of Youth Week Wrap Up Party at all Youth Centres from 4-8 p.m. For grades 6-10 at QEPCCC, and ages 13-19 at Oakville Youth Centre/Bronte Youth Centre.

Free Oakville Transit tickets are available for youth at any youth centre in Oakville to get to and from events. For additional events details and location information, visit the youth services page.

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