Apr 28, 2021

Ladysmith keeping teens safely connected during Youth Week

The show must go on and the Town of Ladysmith is continuing to create opportunities for teens to stay connected as we celebrate Youth Week, May 3-7.

Youth Week is marked annually across British Columbia during the first week of May. 

It’s an opportunity to strengthen the connection between youth and their communities and intended to highlight the interests, accomplishments and diversity of this age cohort.

The Town’s Youth Plan, created in collaboration with community stakeholders and adopted by Council in 2018, includes nine pillars for engaging and involving youth in the community planning process for their resources and activities. 

The Ladysmith Youth Task Group is a key partner in implementing recommendations contained within the Youth Plan. 

The Town’s Official Community Plan Steering Committee, Parks, Recreation and Culture Advisory Committee and Public Art Task Group also include youth representatives ensuring youth are part of the decision-making process.  

In order to keep our community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town has once again adjusted our Youth Week celebrations to align with Provincial Health Orders.

Ever wanted to learn how to swing a club or slackline ? Have you ridden the trails behind Brown Drive Park?  Check out what’s planned for Youth Week in Ladysmith:

  • May 3- Mountain Bike Clinic with Thrills and Skills Cycling, 6-8 pm, Registration code: 36496, Cost: $10.

Bring your bike and helmet and join the staff from Thrills and Skills Biking for a workshop on mountain biking skills. You’ll work on your skills with a coach and then hit the trails at Brown Drive Park.

  • May 4 - Golf like a Pro, Ladysmith Golf Course, 4 - 6 pm, Registration code:36499, Cost: $10.

Join the volunteers at the Ladysmith Golf Course for an afternoon clinic that includes clubs, a lesson on driving, chipping and putting, and a round of golf on our own 3 par course. Beginners are welcome!

  • May 5 - Cinco de Mayo YOUth Swim, FJCC, 7:30-8:30 pm, Registration code: 36502, Cost: FREE.

The pool is booked for YOUth - come make a splash!

  • May 6- Inspire YOUth Yoga, FJCC, 3:30-4:30 pm, Registration code: 36500, Cost: Free.

This session is all about YOUth. Be inspired through movement and mindfulness. Inspire - the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions.

  • May 7- Slackline FUNdamentals with Stephanie Green, Transfer Beach, 3:30-4:30 pm, Registration code: 36504, Cost: $10.

Get ready for an afternoon of ridiculous fun! This workshop is open to YOUth ages 13- 18. Learn the fundamentals of how to balance and maybe even do a few yoga poses on a slackline.

To find out more information, or to register for a class, visit www.reccowichan.ca or call the FJCC at 250-245-6424.

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