Youth Week is a provincial celebration of youth held annually during the first week of May. It is intended to build a strong connection between young people and their communities and to profile the issues, accomplishments and diversity of youth across the province.
As part of BC Youth Week, the City of Richmond and its Community Partners host a number of free or low-cost events. These fun and interactive events are a great way for youth to spend time with friends in a safe, youth-friendly environment and celebrate being a young person in Richmond.
Every year during BC Youth Week the City hosts the U-ROC (Richmond Outstanding Community) Youth Awards to celebrate the achievements and dedication of Outstanding Youth and Asset Champions within the Richmond community. To find out more, check out U-ROC Awards.
Youth Week in Richmond
2019 Youth Week Poster
Game of Apps Showcase
Come out and join a group of Richmond teen programmers showcase their exciting new apps. Learn more about career advancing digital literacy skills in coding and design and connect with these inspiring youth.
Sunday, April 28, 2:00-4:00pm
Richmond Public Library, Brighouse Branch
Contact the Richmond Public Library at 604-231-6413 or visit the Brighouse Branch at 7700 Minoru Gate.
Come out for some light refreshments and awesome performances by local youth! Performances include music, dance and other forms of performance art!
Wednesday, May 1, 5:00 - 7:00pm
City Centre Community Centre
Contact Usman Mushtaq via email or 604-204-8571 or visit City Centre Community Centre at 5900 Minoru Boulevard.
City of Richmond U-ROC Youth Awards
Celebrate the achievements and dedication of Richmond’s Outstanding Youth, Youth Groups and Asset Champions at this very special and entertaining awards ceremony. This event is by invitation only.
Thursday, May 2, 5:30 - 9:00pm
Visit www.richmond.ca/uroc or email Youth Services for details.
Play this heart-pumping and thrill-seeking physical activity that combines paintball, dodge ball and archery.
Friday, May 3, 3:30 - 5:30pm
West Richmond Community Centre – Hugh Boyd Park
Contact Brendan Walker via email or 604-238-8416.
Mega Youth Hangout
Open to all Richmond Youth. Drop-in to this hangout with food, games, open gym, music, prizes and more! Free for youth 13 to 18 years.
Friday, May 3, 6:00 - 11:30pm
Cambie Community Centre
Contact Omar Rajan via email or 604-238-8379.
South Arm Youth Conference
Learn more about topics that matter to youth in this one day series of workshops and presentations. Topics include: mental health, substance abuse, social media and entrepreneurship. Lunch and refreshments provided with prizes to be won!
Saturday, May 4, 10:00am - 2:00pm
South Arm Community Centre
Contact Ryan Murao via email or 604-238-8071
Do you have a wide range of skills? Are you naturally talented at mini games and challenges? Come out to Twilight Trials youth mini games night to compete in teams with other youth for a chance to win some awesome prizes!
Saturday, May 4, 7:00 - 11:00pm
City Centre Community Centre
Contact Usman Mushtaq via email or 604-204-8571
Careers in Media Arts
Join the Richmond Youth Media Program (RYMP) to learn about working in “Hollywood North”, marketing your work and business tips for being a self-employed media artist.
Saturday, May 4, 12:00 - 4:00pm
Richmond Cultural Centre – Media Lab
Contact Lauren at Media Lab or 604-247-8303
Creating a Small Business
Find out what's needed to turn a hobby or an idea into a small business in this interactive and insightful session. Registration required. Barcode #2726881. Free for youth ages 13-18.
Sunday, May 5, 10:00 - 11:00am
Sea Island Community Centre
Contact Andrea Santos
Youth Outdoor BBQ
Come join us outside in the sun at the Thompson Park BBQ and enjoy entertainment, performances, food and fun!
Monday, May 6, 3:30 - 5:30pm
Thompson Community Centre
Contact Darren Asuncion via email or 604-238-8432.
Youth Games Night
Do you have a board game you love but can’t get enough players together? Want to try new games you might not have played before? Bring your friends out for a night of games, fun and food!
Monday, May 6, 5:00 - 7:00pm
Steveston Community Centre
Contact Isabel Wong via email or 604-238-8087.
Celebrate with a free night of swimming at Watermania. Youth up to 18 years get free admission.
Monday, May 6, 5:00 - 10:00pm
Contact Stephanie at 604-448-5360
Youth Week at the Oval
Check out a variety of great events and programs throughout May 1-7 an Overcooked Tournament! Check out www.richmondoval.ca for information on how to sign up and on all the different opportunities.
Richmond Olympic Oval
Info: Contact Troë (pronounced like Joey)
Wrap up Youth Week at the Cultural Centre by watching a movie together! Visit www.richmond.ca/youth for info on the movie to be shown.