Bowen Island Youth Centre
Let's make it happen!.
Once a month the BYC hauls out all the various ramps, rails, boxes, and even the quarter pipe and takes them to the parking lot at Firehall #2 for a shred session! Music and food too! Keep an eye on the news feed for details! Summer should see Kevin Harris bring his demo team and perhaps Bowen's first Skateboard Competition!
Youth aged 12-18 are welcome to stay for an hour, the whole night or just use the place as somewhere to meet up with friends before going out. Everyone is free to come and go as they please. During drop-ins, there are always things going on such as street hockey, skate sessions, BBQs, movies, gaming, and lots of goofing around! Ultimately, you’re sure to find someone and something that fits with where you’re at.
The centre is open every Thursday (4:00 - 7:00pm), Friday (4pm – 9:30pm) and Saturday (6-9:30pm) and all youth are welcome to hang out. We have a ping pong table, air-hockey, wifi, as well as a 60” flatscreen TV, which makes for great movie watching and multi-player gaming. There are also 2 networked PCs, allowing for music downloads, MSN, Facebook and multi-player gaming. If youth have a band or would like to jam with other youth musicians, they can come down to use the BYC space to practice or just jam. We have guitars, amps, a drum kit, and a PA. Improv Theatre with Jen on Thursday nights. Saturdays are pizza night. We also offer out-trips, and open gym time.
A fully functional mobile skateboard park in the car park of the youth centre was added in the summer of 2011. It is open the same hours as the centre
If youth turn up and want to make something new happen, there are always friendly, fun-loving Youth Workers on hand to help spontaneously facilitate activities and offer quality advice. Should any youth need to check in on a more personal or private level, they are welcome to talk with John Stiver, the Youth Services Coordinator
The BIYC often has special events such as dances, sports challenge days, hot pepper contests, and other spontaneous fun! If you have an idea for an event, feel free to get in touch with us and we'll do our best to make it happen.