Oakville celebrates Youth Week, May 1-7, with free events and activities

Thu, 25 Apr 2019

The Town of Oakville is celebrating our youth and their contributions to the community by offering seven days of fun and free events as part of National Youth Week from May 1 to 7.

Throughout the week, youth aged 11-19 will have free access to all drop-in youth programs, open houses at all Town of Oakville youth centres, creative activities with the Oakville Public Library, and so much more!

Participants are encouraged to share their photos and experiences during the week by using #OakvilleYouth on social media for a chance to win some great prizes.

2019 Youth Week Schedule

May 1

Youth Week at the YMCA

YMCA of Oakville, 410 Rebecca Street
Youth ages 10 to18 get free access to the YMCA of Oakville all week long!

May 2

Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre Youth Drop-in and BBQ

2200 Sawgrass Drive
3 to 7 p.m. (BBQ: 5 to 6 p.m.)

Drop-in or email michelle@opnc.ca to pre-register. Volunteer hours available.

Youth Drop-in Soccer

Pine Glen Soccer Centre, 1520 Pine Glen Road
4 to 5 p.m.

Come on out to kick the ball around at a game of drop-in soccer and to try out some soccer skills courses. No soccer experience necessary.

May 3

Friday Youth Night at YMCA

YMCA of Oakville, 410 Rebecca Street
7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Friday Youth Night includes rock climbing, basketball, swimming, and a bonfire with snacks.

May 4

Drop-in Soccer with the Oakville Soccer Club

Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC), Double Gym, 2302 Bridge Road
Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Fire Fit Obstacle Course

QEPCCC, 2302 Bridge Road
Noon to 4 p.m.

Come test your firefighting skills. The Oakville Fire department will be creating an obstacle course to demonstrate a fire fighters fitness and ability to deal with the physical rigors of the profession.

Visiting the Globe

QEPCCC, Program Room 1, 2302 Bridge Road
Noon to 4 p.m.

Come and try some art and activities from different parts of the globe! Learn some interesting words in other languages and games that you can enjoy with others.

Halton Environmental Network Film Workshop

QEPCCC, Youth Centre, 2302 Bridge Road
Noon to 4 p.m.

This workshop will teach youth all the aspects of filmmaking needed to make a short one-minute film using an iPhone or iPad.

Emergency Services vs Youth Basketball Game

QEPCCC, Double Gym, 2302 Bridge Road
2 to 4 p.m.

5 vs. 5 game against Halton Regional Police, Oakville firefighters, and Halton paramedics. Enjoy pizza after the game. Email oakvilleyouth@oakville.ca to register.

Minute to Win it!

QEPCCC, Multipurpose Room 3, 2302 Bridge Road
4 to 5 p.m.

Presented by Oakville Youth Action Committee

Take part in a series of 60-second challenges for a chance to win a prize!

Oakville Talent Starz

QEPCCC, Black Box Theatre, 2302 Bridge Road
7 to 9 p.m.
Watch youth dance, sing, and perform in our Oakville Talent Starz. All welcome! Free for youth ages 11 to 19. Admission is $6 for others.

May 5

12-Hour Youth Art Project

QEPCCC, Youth Centre, 2302 Bridge Road
8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Showcase your artistic talents and take part in a 12-hour art project. Earn volunteer hours. Email oakvilleyouth@oakville.ca to apply.

May 6

Mindfulness Matters

Glen Abbey and White Oaks Library Branch Locations
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Come find your calm at the library where we’ll have a variety of sensory and other hands-on activities to support decompressing from your busy day and finding relaxation.

For more information, visit our Youth Week page.