Youth Week: May 1 – 7

Youth Week, May 1-7

Youth Week is a provincial celebration held annually during the first week of May. It's a fun-filled week celebrating youth, their diversity and the positive contributions they make in their communities. 

​The week ​will be​ jam-packed with fun events and activities. ​

Tri-City R.E.A.C.H. Awards 

Recognizing Efforts and Achievements across Community & Home

The Tri-City R.E.A.C.H. Awards recognizes the generous contribution of individual youth, youth groups, businesses and organizations, and adult mentors in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody who have helped to make our communities youth friendly.

Nominate a youth or youth advocate who has contributed to the community over the past two years (May 2018 – April 2020) and who has positively supported youth (11 – 18 yrs). All valid nominees will be recognized at the Tri-City R.E.A.C.H. Awards Ceremony. ​Deadline for nominations: Wednesday, April 1.

Tri-City R.E.A.C.H. Awards Ceremony

  • Thursday, May 7
  • ​6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Coquitlam City Hall (3000 Guildford Way)

Tri-City R.E.A.C.H. Awards Nomination Form

What's Happening

Coquitlam's Youth Council and Youth Program Committees have been busy planning fun events to celebrate Youth Week. There are free drop-in sports, barbecues, a university information session and more.

Friday, May 1

  • Roller Disco at the Poirier Forum 6 – 8 p.m. Free
  • Glow-in-the-Dark Pre-Teen Dance at Pinetree Community Centre 7 – 9 p.m. Free
  • Late Night Skate at Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex 8:30 p.m. – 12 a.m. Free
  • After Hours Takeover at Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex 10:30 p.m. – 12 a.m. Free

Saturday, May 2

  • Youth Badminton Drop-in at Centennial Activity Centre 5:45 – 7:45 p.m. Free
  • Bubble Soccer at Pinetree Community Centre 6 – 8 p.m. Free
  • Video Gaming Exhibition at Pinetree Community Centre 7 – 9 p.m. Free

Sunday, May 3

  • Free Skating Lessons at Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex 1:30 – 3 p.m. Free

Monday, May, 4

  • Free Lunch Drop-in at the Getaway Youth Centre 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Free 
  • Paint Nite at Pinetree Community Centre 4 – 6 p.m. Free
  • Youth Volleyball Drop-in at Centennial Activity Centre 7 – 8:30 p.m. Free

Tuesday, May 5

  • Free Lunch Drop-in at the Getaway Youth Centre 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Free

Wednesday, May 6

  • Free Lunch Drop-in at the Getaway Youth Centre 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Free 
  • Let's Get Green at Pinetree Community Centre 3:15 – 6:15 p.m Free 
  • Youth Open Gym at Centennial Activity Centre 7 – 9 p.m. Free 

Thursday, May 7

  • Free Lunch Drop-in at the Getaway Youth Centre 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Free 
  • Youth Week Wrap-Up Barbeque at Pinetree Community Centre 3:15 – 6:15 p.m. Free
  • Tri-City REACH Awards at Coquitlam City Hall 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Free – by invitation only