Squamish Youth Week

Squamish Youth Week is coming up, May 6 to 12th ! Here are all the main events happening:


·         Monday May 6– Teen Awards –Free @ The 55 Activity Centre 6-8pm

·         Tuesday May 7 – Event TBD

·         Wednesday May 8 – Glow in the Dark Skate – Free @ Brennan Park Recreation Centre 6:30-8:30pm

·         Thursday May 9 – 99 Grind Skatepark Jam – Free @ The Squamish Youth Resource Centre / Skatepark 3:30-5:30

·         Friday May 10 – Jump/Skate- $5.00 @ Airhouse 7-9pm 
& Dinner and a Movie in Whistler $5.00 @Image Cinemas Village 8 Time TBD

·         Saturday May 11 – Youth Bouldering Competition – $8.00+ tax @ Ground Up Climbing Gym 12-2pm

·         Sunday May 12 – Teen Aikido Class – $5.00 @Aiki Daily  #205, 1201 Commercial Way 6-7:30pm

Please check out the Facebook and Instagram pages for more information and the latest updates.



Also be sure to nominate any youth you know  for the Teen Awards happening May 6th. You can find the nomination page here: https://squamish.ca/recreation/youth-centre/youth-week-2018-award-nominations/?fbclid=IwAR33JlB5mY0GSUKdkQXN2TVYicRk8a8I3JkEfocv6k6fLcAoTPejIcuOrjU

In the Know Parenting Group Upcoming Webinar

“In the Know”:
Monday, April 15h from 6-8pm @Squamish Public Library.
Topic: Say – Don’t Say: What Youth with Mental Health Challenges really want from their parents and caring adults.
Presenter: Andrea Vukobrat, Youth with lived experience.
In this webinar, Andrea Vukobrat will share vital lessons from her own lived experience of mental health challenges and from her experience working with youth across the province about what youth really want and need from the caring adults in their lives.

Cheakamus Centre Field Trip!

Students had the opportunity to participate in a day trip to the Cheakamus Centre Longhouse, a program led by Squamish nation members who share their cultural practices and crafts. Students learned plant names and traditional uses during a forest walk, made soup using hot rocks, cooked bannock over fires, and learned how to cedar carve and weave. Huy chexw to the wonderful staff at the Cheakamus Centre!


Congratulations Flip Turn Cast/Crew&Director!!

Congratulations to the cast and crew of “Flip Turn” for a successful run at DRM! Twenty people came together to create this show for you, filled with honest, thoughtful performances (and some humour as well). Students rehearsed many lunch hours and after schools over the past 4 months, and each rehearsal was filled with joy (and lots of snacks).

Thanks also to everyone who made it out to see the show. The DRM theatre department appreciates your support!

Thank you to Ms. Keyes – your time and efforts are so appreciated!


Upcoming Parent Groups

  1. The Connect Parent group is a very effective group for Parents of teens (13-17 years).  It is a 10 week commitment, and a closed group.  The group is based on 9 attachment principles and will encourage parents to take a new perspective on their teen’s behaviour and offer new skills to try in negotiating conflict and building their relationship with their teen.  This group is psycho-educational, however does ask parents to look at their parenting and the ways they were parented.  It is open to parents or key caregivers of youth.  The group has been created for families in which there is conflict between the teen and parent.   The Group will be offered April 9-June 11, 530-7pm.  Light snacks are provided.  Parents interested, please call 604-892-1400, ext 1.  There is a pre-interview prior to group inclusion.

Connect Parent Group Information

2.  ADHD Parent Education Group  will be offered April 16 – May 14, 10-11:30am.  This is a psycho-educational group for parents on ADHD – what is it?, What does it look like?, how to parent ADHD, navigating school with ADHD, treatment options.  Please email to join the group Ratna.Das@gov.bc.ca, or call 604-892-1400, ext 1.