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Come Hang Out with Us!

Calling all youth to play, relax and connect at NVRC youth centres
Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School students in Ron Andrews Fitness Centre

Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School’s Student Active Living Program

Building fitness for life at Ron Andrews Community Recreation Centre
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20 Great Local Activities for August

Making the most of our unusual summer
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Arts in a Time of Home Isolation

Great links to arts and culture experiences and learning
Youth Advisory Committee

Outstanding Youth in our Community

Meet the award-winning Capilano Youth Advisory Committee
Teens

Weight Training for Teens

New program welcomes 13-14 year olds in NVRC fitness centres
Kevin

Meet Kevin – Youth Volunteer with NVRC

“I love volunteering with the kids!”
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Meet Tierra – our NVRC Volunteer!

This youth volunteer enjoys giving back!
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Preteen Leadership! Who knew?

How kids can get a head start on life and leadership skills
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Tennis Anyone? How a private lesson helped two brothers learn the game

Serving it up at North Vancouver Tennis Centre

Come Hang Out with Us!

NVRC Youth Centres are safe and inclusive spaces

The atmosphere is relaxed at NVRC youth centres. Both Delbrook and Harry Jerome facilities are furnished with comfortable couches and amenities like foosball, table tennis, pool, and video games. Trained youth leaders provide supervision, friendship and mentorship to teens and pre-teens, who are welcome to drop in during open hours. 

Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School’s Student Active Living Program

High school students from Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School in North Vancouver are learning lessons for a lifetime during weekly workouts at Ron Andrews Community Recreation Centre.  It’s all part of the Active Living Program, led by Neil Pinkerton, the school’s director of counselling services.

 “I think this program is amazing,” Neil said.  “I have watched the students transform into healthier, happier, more productive people as they experience how exercise improves their physical and emotional wellbeing. They inspire me with their commitment and enthusiasm.”

Arts in a Time of Home Isolation

Sometimes, it’s a headache having to navigate through all the links and websites that pop up on your computer or phone minute by minute. They want your attention. They want to sell you this or that. As an artist and mom, I thought I’d offer a little help by putting together a list of internet links to materials and information that might be useful to you in different areas of the arts.

Outstanding Youth in our Community

Why fit in when you were born to stand out? 
– Dr. Seuss

The Capilano Youth Advisory Committee (CYAC) meets once a week after school at Delbrook Community Recreation Centre. The group of secondary school students comes together to create, plan and coordinate special events for youth and families in the community. Meetings are chaired by Chill Yin Lee, Recreation Programmer and Youth Coordinator for North Vancouver Recreation & Culture. The youth members are responsible to take meeting notes, create and coordinate events and be accountable to their commitments. 

Meet Kevin – Youth Volunteer with NVRC

Getting started as a volunteer
Kevin, a grade 10 student at Handsworth Secondary School, first learned about the volunteer opportunities with NVRC at his school when NVRC’s Volunteer Programmer, Meh Najak gave a presentation.  In the past three years he has more than fulfilled his school’s requirements for volunteer hours and he keeps on volunteering because, “It’s so much fun!”

Preteen Leadership! Who knew?

I have lived on the North Shore my entire life and I have enjoyed, over that time, being involved in the community. I am amazed learning every day about new programs that are offered by North Vancouver Recreation and Culture (NVRC) that are not only fun, but better individuals and better the community. 

Tennis Anyone? How a private lesson helped two brothers learn the game

Giving it a go

July 18 found us at the North Vancouver Tennis Centre (NVTC), a bright airy complex on Lloyd Avenue just south of Marine Drive. We’d gone to take in an hour of private tennis coaching for our younger son, who’s six; his big brother (aged 10) tagged along, just for fun. For my youngest, a guy who loves to throw and hit things, tennis seemed like the perfect match (pun intended!). We weren’t sure that tennis would be his thing, though, so the one hour private lesson with a qualified coach was a great way to try it out. 

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