The annual Young Ones vs. Old Ones Mini Hockey Tournament is a highlight of Youth Week. Photo supplied

Celebrate Youth Week at The LINC

Special week features hockey tourney, skate jam

The LINC Youth Centre invites Comox Valley youth to come and enjoy celebratory events during BC Youth Week, May 1 –7.

Youth Week is an annual, international event celebrating the value, diversity and positive contributions youth make in their communities.

On Tuesday, May 1, youth eight to 11 years are invited to a special Tween Dance. There will be a DJ, light show and prizes. Tickets are $5. Doors open at 3 p.m., and the dance runs from 4-7 p.m.

On Wednesday, May 2, those in the 11-18-year age bracket will receive a complimentary ice-cream float. Bring a friend for two-for-one drop-in.

Thursday, May 3 is the third annual Skate Jam with Onethirtythree. Youth eight to 18 years can participate in best trick contests, score prizes and try their luck at the hot dog eating contest.

On Friday, May 4, The LINC hosts its ninth annual Young Ones vs. Old Ones free Mini Hockey Tournament. Register your team now or be at The LINC at 5 p.m. Games start at 5:30 p.m. The top youth teams battle each other in the final. The winner takes on ‘The Old Ones’ for the Waka Cup. Lots of fun and free prizes.

Saturday, May 5 is the second annual Gnarly Little Spring Craft Fair featuring over 20 talented youth crafters and entrepreneurs. The fair runs froom 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Lewis Centre. It includes free entry with an opportunity to win door prizes from Courtenay Recreation and Scrapbook Central. To finish the week off, all youth are invited to a free Youth Week wrap-up party and barbecue at The LINC. Doors open at 3 p.m.

“We’re looking forward to celebrating youth week and having a great turn out for all the events,” says Alexis Forbes, Youth Services Coordinator at The LINC. “We also have daily door prizes during Youth Week, so for those who haven’t been to The LINC before, it’s a great time to check it out.”

For more information, or to pre-register a youth hockey team, call The LINC Youth Centre at 250-334-8138, email linc@courtenay.ca, or check out their Facebook page for youth week postings.

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