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Coquitlam Celebrates BC Youth Week

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COQUITLAM, BC, April 26, 2016 – Coquitlam is celebrating the positive contributions youth make in our community during the upcoming BC Youth Week, May 1 – 7, 2016. 

To celebrate, Coquitlam is hosting free and low cost activities for youth to participate in throughout the week. A few highlights include:

Youth Week Kick-Off BBQ
WHEN: April 30, 6 – 8 p.m. 
Free food and music at the Landing Youth Centre in Pinetree Community Centre (1260 Pinetree Way).

Bubble Ball Soccer Tournament
WHEN: May 6, 4 – 6 p.m. 
Register a team of five friends for this epic (and unique!) soccer tournament played in giant inflatable balls at the Centennial Oval (585 Poirier Street), across the street from Centennial High School. Tournament is open to ages 14 – 18 years and costs $25.00/team to participate.

Friday Night Live
WHEN: May 6, 7 – 10 p.m.
A benefit concert celebrating youth bands, musicians, and entertainers in the Tri-Cities. Hosted by Coquitlam Youth Council at Pinetree Secondary School (3000 Pinewood Avenue). Minimum $2.00 donation at the door in support of Raincity Homeless Shelter.

Find all the events happening throughout the week at coquitlam.ca/youthweek

About BC Youth Week
BC Youth Week is a provincial celebration of youth held annually during the first week of May. A week of fun-filled interaction and a celebration, BC Youth Week is meant to build a strong connection between youth and their communities, and to profile the issues, accomplishments and diversity of youth across the province.

Wherever Youth Week is celebrated, the idea behind it is the same: Young people are important and need to be recognized in a constructive and positive manner; their contributions need to be acknowledged and celebrated. 

For more information about BC Youth Week, visit bcyouthweek.com


Media contact:
Debbie Clavelle
Community Recreation Manager