Calling all Youth, BC Youth Week is May 1 -7

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April 30, 2018

Over $1000 in prizes could be won!

Langley City, British Columbia – With the first week of May fast approaching, youth across the province will be celebrating the annual BC Youth Week from May 1 – 7, and Langley City is no exception. Youth Week is a week of celebration intended to highlight the accomplishments and diversity of youth through a variety of fun events. It is held with the purpose of empowering youth, and fostering connections between young people and their community. Langley City has planned a diverse range of events this year, and there is sure to be something for absolutely every youth aged 12 – 17!

 

Langley City Youth Week Events

3 vs 3 Basketball Tournament

Tuesday, May 1, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Timms Community Centre, 20399 Douglas Crescent

The winning team will each win a year membership at Timms Community Centre, a $265/per youth prize. A 3-point shot competition will take place before the finals. Spectators are welcome! Spaces are limited; register your team by emailing youth@langleycity.ca today! 

Open Mic Night

Wednesday, May 2, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Timms Community Centre, 20399 Douglas Crescent

Langley City Youth invites youth to attend a free drop-in. Sing your heart out, or hang out and enjoy the open mic show! Snacks and refreshments will be provided.  

Angst Movie Night

Thursday, May 3, Doors open at 6:30 pm; Movie plays from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Langley City Hall Council Chambers, 20399 Douglas Crescent

In support of BC Child and Youth Mental Health Day (May 7) join Langley City Youth for the free showing of the Angst movie - a virtual reality experience that explores anxiety, its causes, effects and what we can do about it. Popcorn and snacks will be provided.

Talent Showcase featuring Her Brothers

Friday, May 4, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Spirit Square in Douglas Park, 20550 Douglas Crescent

Dancers! Singers! Musicians! Actors! Poets! Calling all youth performers! Are you ready to showcase your talent? Guest performance by Her Brothers at 3:00pm! Spectators of all ages are welcome to support the talented youth! Perform at the Talent Showcase and you could win a $100 gift card to Famous Players. Space is limited, register you act by emailing youth@langleycity.ca now!

 

Minute to Win it & Pizza Party

Saturday, May 5, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Timms Community Centre, 20399 Douglas Crescent

Free drop-in! Participate in a one-minute challenge and win prizes such as Booster Juice, candy, and other great prizes! There will also be a pizza party for all attendees.

 

Langley Walk Obstacle Course

Sunday, May 6, 12:00 pm check-in; Walk starts at 1:30 pm

George Preston Recreation Centre, 20699 42 Avenue

Join us for the annual Langley Walk with a twist! Unleash your inner ninja warrior and get ready for some crazy youth-only obstacles along the course… Tire run, sandbag carry, parkour obstacle (run by Journey Parkour), and a Giant inflatable boot camp obstacle (see below) are just a few of the obstacles you will get to take on!

 

 

“Langley City is excited to take part in the annual celebratory week of events during the week of May 1 – May 7,” said Rebecca Gannon-Snow, Youth Recreation Leader at the City of Langley, “It’s a fun-filled week for youth to make new friends and have some fun.”

For more information about Youth Week in Langley City, visit Langley City Youth, or contact Rebecca Gannon-Snow, Youth Recreation Leader, at youth@langleycity.ca or 604-514-2999.

 

About BC Youth Week

Youth Week is an internationally celebrated event that aims to recognize the positive contributions youth make in their communities and to celebrate the valuable work youth do all year round. Since its inception in 1995, BC Youth Week has grown to include over 30 municipalities and non-profit organizations in BC.

The BC Youth Week Committee coordinates the logistics of Youth Week in BC; however, the youth themselves help to plan the actual events that take place in each area. This is a very unique aspect of Youth Week, as one of BC Youth Week’s goals is to encourage youth to take an active role in their education, recreation, and personal development. For a full listing of events in the lower mainland, visit www.bcyouthweek.com.

 

Media Inquiries:

Samantha Paulson
Communications Officer
City of Langley
604.514.2823
spaulson@langleycity.ca