Nanaimo celebrates 2019 Youth Week

Events planned from May 1-7


The City of Nanaimo is pleased to present the 2019 Youth Week celebrations. Activities are planned from May 1 to May 7, all with the intent of celebrating youth in Nanaimo.

Highlights include a makeup class (taught by a professional makeup artist), a "Dive-in Movie" (Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse) at the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre, a Starlight Skate at the Nanaimo Ice Centre, Dodgeball, Basketball, Gym Orientation, Home Alone classes, and the first session of our "Stop Worrying about Stress and Anxiety" group (led by Dr. Poteryko). A full schedule of events can be found on the YOUth Nanaimo Facebook page.

Link to Strategic Plan: Youth Week supports the Livability pillar of the City of Nanaimo's strategic plan. The events provide recreational opportunities to young people while also helping to engage and connect youth in Nanaimo.

Key Points

  • Youth Week events are geared to youth between the ages of 11 and 18 years.
  • 15 events are scheduled over seven days, from May 1-7, 2019.
  • Some events are drop in, and others require pre-registration. Please see our poster, page 43 of the Activity Guide, or the YOUth Nanaimo Facebook page for full details.


"Youth Week is a great chance to celebrate young people in our community and all the energy and enthusiasm they bring to Nanaimo as volunteers, students, and citizens."

Recreation Coordinator
City of Nanaimo, Department of Parks and Recreation

Quick Facts

  • Many of the events are free, however please confirm event details by visiting the YOUth Nanaimo Facebook page or viewing the event poster.
  • For some events pre-registration is required so we can adequately prepare resources.


Youth Week 2019

2019 Youth Week poster



Megan Lum
Recreation Coordinator
City of Nanaimo, Department of Parks and Recreation

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