Youth Programming – Fall Term (Sept – Dec) 2017

Registrations for Fall Term are open. To register for a recreation program, visit the Fernwood Community Centre during opening hours or call 250-381-1552 ext.100.



Fernwood Student Dinner Night

Student Wednesday Night Dinner

Fernwood has a strong student community – represent! We want to give back to our community of studious bookworms, offer a brief study break, and celebrate your hard-working ways by taking dinner off your  “to-do” list one night a week. Fernwood Student Dinner is an opportunity for students in the wider community to come together and enjoy a delicious meal with each other, meet new (and familiar) faces, and make friends! The dinner will provide a healthy meal, host seasonal games and activities, showcase live music, grab free groceries through the Food Share Network and offer a chance to gather and meet more rad folks in the community! Check our Facebook event (Fernwood Student Dinner Night) for meal recipes, event updates and more. Please come before 7pm if you would like to guaranteed meal – food goes quick! Seconds and left overs are handed out just after 7pm. Please bring your own reusable to-go containers to minimize waste.

Student Dinner primarily relies on sourcing surplus food that would other goes to landfill. This food is donated through community food reclamation projects including the Coalition of Neighbourhood Houses, the Food Share Network and Fernwood Helping Hands. We also receive weekly donations from amazing local businesses including Fry’s Red Wheat Bread and monthly donations from Top Soil.

All are welcome to attend the youth and student dinner night, Wednesday 6-7:30pm at the Fernwood Community Centre Gym, 1240 Gladstone Avenue.

When: Wednesdays 6-7:30pm
Cost: Drop-in/$5 suggested donation


Special Events at Student Dinner:

Wednesday Nov 8th | 6:45 – 7:45pm
Naloxone Training with Aids Victoria

Wednesday Nov 15th | 6 – 7:30 PM
Gift of Good Food Fundraiser – become a good food champ!

Wednesday Nov 22nd | 6:45 – 7:45pm
Live Music with local band TBD

Wednesday Dec 13th | 6 – 8pm
Solstice Celebration



ROOTED Outdoor PursuitsOutdoor Pursuits (Ages 12-15) 

Starts September 16th, 2017

Outdoor Pursuits combines love of the outdoors and youth programming to bring you adventure activities like kayaking, paddle-boarding, hiking, canoeing, rock-climbing and others. Our leaders maximise fun and learning in a safe and supportive environment, creating unique opportunities to develop new skills, discover passions, build confidence, and develop an appreciation for others and the environment.  A truly memorable outdoor experience to realize your full potential. Call 250-381-1552 to register.

When: Saturdays 9am-12pm
Cost: $10 per session



ROOTED Leadership Group (Ages 15-19) 

Starts September 6th, 2017

Youth Leadership Program will help you develop your leadership potential and provide you with opportunities to learn, grow and make connections. You will build valuable leadership, teamwork and social skills in a welcoming environment where you can make friends, and learn how to integrate these new skills into your community. These are just a few of the things we will accomplish in ROOTED: Be trained as a leader, Learn how to take on leadership roles in your community, Gain volunteer experiences and collect volunteer hours for school. Call 250-381-1552 to register.

When: Wednesdays 6-9pm
Cost: Suggested donation $5 (no one turned away)


Youth Sports Drop in (Ages 9-12) 

Starts September 22nd, 2017

Bored? Need a place to hang out with friends? Meet up @ Fernwood Community Youth Drop-In Centre. We provide a fun, safe and welcoming environment to meet the needs of youth in our community by offering a variety of activities, including our gym to facilitate indoor sports such as floor hockey and basketball, outdoor basketball, computer access. During Friday drop-in, structured fun activities will take place in the gym such as dodgeball, soccer, and floor hockey. Call 250-381-1552 to register.

When: 1st & 4th Fridays of the month, 6-8pm
Cost: by donation