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2016 News and Information

Starting May 1, Youth Week celebrates seven days of awesome activities for teens in Richmond

2016 April 26

Richmond’s teens can enjoy an entire week of fun, engaging and interactive events around the City from Sunday, May 1 through Saturday, May 7. The City of Richmond and its Community Association partners are hosting over a dozen events for youth ages 13-18 across Richmond, from Steveston to Hamilton and various locations in between.

“Richmond’s diverse youth are vital to making our community more engaged and livable,” says Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “We are proud to offer a variety of Youth Week events that celebrate youth and provide opportunities to showcase their creativity, offer meaningful experiences and support positive peer connections.”

The week begins with Richmond’s talented young performers at Andanté Café Youth Showcase at City Centre and wraps up with a teen swim at Watermania. Following are this year’s top seven things in date order to do during Youth Week. For a full list of all activities and events, check out www.richmond.ca/youthweek.

1. Sunday, May 1 – City Centre Andanté Café Youth Showcase
6:00-8:00 p.m.
City Centre Community Centre
Watch some of Richmond’s amazing youth talent, singers, musicians, poets, performers and comedians in a relaxed café-like setting.

2. Monday, May 2 – City of Richmond U-Roc Youth Awards
5:30-8:30 p.m.
Gateway Theatre

Presented by Kwantlen Polytechnic University, this awards ceremony celebrates the achievements and dedication of Richmond’s Outstanding Youth and Asset Champions. This event is by invitation only.

3. Tuesday, May 3 – Boot Camp and BBQ
3:30-5:00 p.m.
Thompson Community Centre

Register to take this fitness class and receive a free 1-month fitness pass. To register, call 604-238-8432 or visit www.richmond.ca/register and quote barcode #1504768. Join in the BBQ and a fun game of Ultimate Frisbee (no registration required).

4. Thursday, May 5 – City of Richmond Pechakucha Vol. 15-RichCity Life
8:00-9:00 p.m.
Steveston Community Centre
   
Watch youth present 20 images in 20 seconds each, igniting passion and creative thinking about the urban youth experience in Richmond. This event is presented by the City’s Public Art Program and Youth Services.

5. Friday, May 6 – Bubble Soccer
4:00-6:00 p.m.
West Richmond Community Centre

Join this action-packed modified version of soccer that includes playing five on five all while enclosed in a personal, plastic bubble that is both safe and fun. To register, call 604-238-8416 or visit www.richmond.ca/register and quote barcode #1514068.

6. Friday, May 6 – Mega Youth Night
8:00-11:00 p.m.
City Centre Community Centre

Try activities such as pool, air hockey, glow-in-the-dark capture the flag/dodge ball, Karaoke and more.

7. Saturday, May 7 – RYMP Presents Circuit Bending
12:00-4:00 p.m.
Media Lab

Make new musical or visual instruments by learning how to creatively customize electronic devices in this workshop. No experience necessary. To register, call 604-276-4300 or visit www.richmond.ca/register and quote barcode #1506518.