Oakville Youth Week 2018 Kicks off May 1st

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Oakville Youth Week 2018 Kicks off May 1st
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Janine Ivings

Janine Ivings

Janine is the senior communications advisor at Town of Oakville. She graduated from the University of Windsor.

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Every year, Oakville celebrates National Youth Week with FREE activities, learning opportunities and events for youth ages 11-19.

Throughout the week, youth will have FREE access to all drop-in youth programs, open houses at all Town of Oakville youth centres, creative activities with the Oakville Public Library, and so much more!

Connect with us on social media for a chance to win cool prizes!

Follow us on the Oakville Youth Instagram, like the Oakville Youth Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @OakvilleYouth for more information. Share your photos using #OakvilleYouth.

Questions about Youth Week events or registration? Email oakvilleyouth@oakville.ca

Check out the schedule that follows or open the Youth Week activities postcard (PDF) for more details. Please note that ages vary by event host and location.

Oakville Youth Week Schedule

Tuesday, May 1

Firefighter Recruit Challenge
Oakville Fire Department Training Campus, 1144 South Service Road West
3:30-6 p.m.

Compete against Oakville firefighters in a combat challenge obstacle course relay race. It’s a physically challenging activity, so dress appropriately. Email your full name and age (must be 16+) to jonathan.o’neil@oakville.ca to register.

Filmmaking Workshop with Halton Environmental Network
QEPCCC, Youth Centre, 2302 Bridge Road
5:30-7 p.m.

Create your own short film! Learn about storyboarding, script writing, framing, and making/choosing a soundtrack. Come prepared with a smart phone or tablet (if possible), your creativity and an open mind!

Wednesday, May 2

Emergency Services VS. Youth Basketball Game
Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, 2302 Bridge Road
4-5:30 p.m.

5 vs. 5 game against Halton Regional Police and Oakville firefighters. Enjoy pizza after the game! Email oakvilleyouth@oakville.ca to register.

Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre Youth Drop-in and BBQ
2200 Sawgrass Drive
3-7p.m. (BBQ 5-6 p.m.)

Hang out, chat, play board games and shoot some hoops. For more information email info@opnc.ca

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Thursday, May 3

Youth Drop-in Soccer
Pine Glen Soccer Centre, 1520 Pine Glen Road
4-5:30 p.m.

Sign up at the door or email your full name and age to kindewey@oakvillesoccer.ca

Exploring Reality with Virtual and Augmented Reality

Oakville Public Library, Iroquois Ridge Branch, 1051 Glenashton Drive
4-6 p.m. drop-in

Test out our modern technology including virtual reality, green screen photography and make your colourings come to life with colouring 2.0! Ages 10-19

Friday, May 4

Friday Youth Night at YMCA
YMCA of Oakville, 410 Rebecca Street
7:30-9:30 p.m.

Youth aged 10 to18 will get free access to Friday youth night at the YMCA of Oakville. Enjoy the Coffeehouse with live music, beverages and barbecue. Check out arcade games, bonfire pit, rock climbing, and swimming.

Saturday, May 5

Oakville Talent Starz
QEPCCC Black Box Theatre, 2302 Bridge Road
7-9 p.m.

Enjoy performances by a variety of local youth. Admission is $6 but FREE for youth aged 11 to 19. All welcome!

Sunday, May 6

Youth Art Project
QEPCC Youth Centre, 2302 Bridge Road
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Art speaks. Use your creative voice to celebrate Youth Week during our 12-hour art project. Come for as long as you need to create a piece of art that showcases your voice. To qualify you must submit an example of your artwork to oakvilleyouth@oakville.ca.

Give us a try!
For this week only, enjoy FREE access to the YMCA of Oakville, all Town of Oakville drop-in swimming, skating, sports, fitness (ages 14+ for fitness) and more. Visit active.oakville.ca for times and locations.

Don’t forget to share your photos using #OakvilleYouth!

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