Youth Programs

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To register for a program:

  • Copy the program code (e.g. 45570)
  • Go to the Roundhouse Park Board registration page and paste the program code into the ‘Search by keyword OR number’ field, then click the ‘Search’ button.
  • In order to register, you will need to create an account, if you don’t already have one.

Spring/Summer Registration Mon Mar 13 (online & in-person) Tues Mar 14 9am (phone)


ART, CULTURE


RAW ART: Art-Drop-in for Youth (15-25)
This free weekly art-drop in is for youth aged 15-25 who identify as marginalized or street-involved. Guinevere & Diana encourage a fun, safe, and collaborative atmosphere. Explore block printing, jewellery-making, silk-screening, and other projects. Snacks/materials provided.
Tu | Apr 4-Jun 27 | 6:15-9pm | Free/13 sess | 96999 | 15-25 | Arts & Crafts Rm
Tu | Jul 4-Aug 29 | 6:15-9pm | Free/9 sess | 97000 | 15-25 | Arts & Crafts Rm
Community Artists/Youth Workers: Guinevere Pencarrick, Diana Guenther

Hip Hop Culture for Youth (Drop-In) (10-25)
Learn and share knowledge about the four elements of hip hop culture: MC, turntablism, Bboying and graffiti. Everybody’s welcome – beginners to the most experienced. Bring your elements and we’ll work on building a hip hop community. Parental consent is mandatory for Bboying.
We | Apr 5-26 | 7-9pm | Free/4 sess | 98053 | 10-25 | Room B
Community Artists/Youth Workers: Matt L’Ariko, Herve Pelage

Yarn-Around Circle (12+)
This circle is for anyone interested in knitting, crocheting, arm and finger knitting, and stories and cultural exchanges. Please register, come for a few session or all, the registration is ongoing, no experience necessary. Special guests will be invited throughout. Our creations could be installed in the Roundhouse for a great Yarn-Bombing experiment!
Sa | Feb 25-May 6 | 11am-12:30pm | Free | 110397 | 12+ | Foyer


SOCIAL RECREATION


Youth Gym: Covenant House Partnership (15-25)
This partnership program offers gym-based activities (B’ball, soccer, badminton, volleyball etc.) for youth who identify as marginalized. The gym will be supervised by youth workers from Covenant House. No fees, but referral or self-referral and staff approval needed to attend. Contact diana.guenther@vancouver.ca for more information.
Tu | Apr 11-Jun 27 | 4:30-6pm | Free/13 sess | 97001 | 15-25 | Gym
Tu | Jul 4-Aug 29 | 4:30-6pm | Free/9 sess | 97002 | 15-25 | Gym
Instructor: Covenant House Youth Workers (TBA)

Thursday Preteen/Youth Open Gym Drop-in (8-18)
Gym for preteens 8-12 from 3-4:30pm. All youth 8-18 welcome from 4:30-6pm. Play floor hockey, basketball, volleyball and other sports. We also offer workshops, crafts and other games. Youth are welcome to make suggestions and help plan workshops.
Th | Apr 6-Jun 29 | 3-6pm | Free/13 sess | 97003 | 8-18 | Gym
Th | Jul 6-Aug 31 | 3-6pm | Free/9 sess | 97004 | 8-18 | Gym
Youth Workers: Stratos Charalambides, Sheroan Anthonypillai

Friday Youth Drop-in (10-18)
Drop-in sport is a great way to meet people. We also offer weekly workshops, crafts and games, and field trips. Youth are welcome to make suggestions/help plan workshops, please share your ideas with youth workers. No drop-in April 14.
Fr | Apr 7-Jun 30 | 4-9pm | Free/35 sess | 97005 | 10-18 | Gym
Fr | Jul 7-Aug 25 | 4-9pm | Free/24 sess | 97008 | 10-18 | Gym
Youth Workers: Stratos Charalambides, Diana Guenther, Sheroan Anthonypillai

Saturday Youth Open Gym (10-18)
Come for drop-in gym. Pick your favorite sport and join in. Please note: the gym is reserved for Nighthoops from 3:15-5pm until mid May. Nighthoops offers basketball coaching for local youth. Please approach the Nighthoops coach or Roundhouse youth workers for info.
No drop-in May 13, 20.
Sa | Apr 1-Jun 24 | 1-4:45pm | Free/12 sess | 97009 | 10-18 | Gym
Sa | Jul 8-Aug 26 | 1-4:45 pm | Free/8 sess | 97010 | 10-18 | Gym
Youth Worker: Stratos Charalambides


OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES


Skateboard Class: Beginners (10-18)
Class meets at the Roundhouse and usually practises at the Cambie Bridge Skate Spot or at the Skate Plaza (Union & Quebec). A parental consent form and safety equipment (helmets & knee/elbow pads) are mandatory. Some equipment is available on loan at no extra cost. Contact the youth worker diana.guenther@vancouver.ca with your loan request as equipment supplies are limited.
Th | Jul 6-27 | 4-6pm | $45/4 sess | 98262 | 10-18 | Off Site
Th | Aug 3-24 | 4-6pm | $45/4 sess | 98268 | 10-18 | Off Site
Instructor: Sasha Van Stavel

Skimboard Classes: Beginners (10-18)
Pending interest, we will also run youth skimboard classes and camps at Spanish Banks this summer. For details (dates, instructor, fees, etc.) check our website www.roundhouse.ca in mid-May, or contact the Roundhouse community youth worker diana.guenther@vancouver.ca if you are interested.


YOUTH LEADERSHIP


Citywide Youth Council
Are you interested in working on youth issues and initiatives in your community and throughout Vancouver? The citywide youth council meets once a month (Wednesday evenings) and gives two youth representatives from each community an opportunity to develop their leadership skills and work with youth from all over the city. If you live, play or study in Yaletown or the Downtown South area and are interested in the youth council, contact diana.guenther@vancouver.ca for more information. Please note: spaces are limited (two representatives from each neighbourhood) and there is an intake process.


YOUTH SPECIAL EVENTS 


Celebrate the City of Vancouver’s Youth Week
Consent forms applicable for some events. Contact your local community youth worker for more information or visit www.fb.me/vanyouthweek.

YOUTH DANCE
Fri May 5, 7-10pm
Trout Lake Community Centre
TICKETS $10 through pre-sale/community youth workers only. This is an alcohol and drug-free event.

BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
Sat May 6, 1-4 pm
Hillcrest Community Centre

SKATEBOARD EVENT
Sat, May 6, 1-4 pm
Skate Plaza
Annual celebration of skateboard culture.
Location change possible, please check www.fb.me/vanyouthweek for updates. Helmets and parental consent forms are mandatory for those partaking in skate competitions.