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Activities Schedule

All activities are open to all genders, levels of experience, and skills, unless specified otherwise.  Our staff work hard to ensure that all Native youth feel welcomed and comfortable.  

We encourage Native youth to experience new things, and expand their knowledge and skills.   For example, even if you've never seen ju jitsu in action or dreamt that you'd ever try wrestling, we're confident you'll have great fun in our dojo!  Nervous making 'mac and cheese'?  You might just discover you're a master chef in our cooking program! 

New activities are always being added, or sometimes the times that activities take place change, so come back often to ensure you are up-to-date!  You can also 'like' our Facebook page to receive more regular updates.

Upcoming One-time or Short-term Activities

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BYRC BBQ OUTING - May 5, 2016 at 3PM
Ages 15-30.  Buzz NYLC at 1618 East Hastings Street Meet at UNYA at 2:30pm.  Email: learningcentre@unya.bc.ca or call (604) 254-5620 for more info.

OCM Art Show at the Grunt Gallery - May 13, 2016 from 5-9pm                 Youth ages 11-24, everyone is welcome. Youth will display their original paintings, drawings, beadwork, regalia, and perform their poetry & music. Meet in OCM.  Phone Tashina at 604 841-3481 Email: aboriginalyouthworker@unya.bc.ca or OCM 604-254-7712. Email: ocmprogram@unya.bc.ca.  

Pulling Together Canoe Journey with AYF - July 2-11, 2016                Youth ages 11-24.  All youth interested in joining need to attend practice, currently happening on Wednesday evenings.  For more info Phone: 604-254-7732.  Email: sportsandrec@unya.bc.ca

Ongoing Activities

Monday-Friday (daily)

Training & Employment (self-paced/drop-in available) 

One-on-One assistance available for youth seeking training and employment. Ages 15–30 years.  Native Youth Learning Centre, 1618 East Hastings St.  Mon-Thurs, 1-8pm and Fridays 1-5pm.  Ph: 604-254-5620. 
Email: learningcentre@unya.bc.ca

Mondays

 
AYF Lacrosse

Ages 11-24.  At 1607 East Hastings St. (Friendship Centre Gym) from 5-6pm.  Ph: 604-254-7732.  Email: sportsandrec@unya.bc.ca 

AYF Open Mats 

Ages 11-24.  At 1630 East Hastings St. (UNYA Dojo) from 6-8pm. Ph: 604-254-7732.  Email: sportsandrec@unya.bc.ca

Young Women's Drum Group

Young women and girls and all those who identify as female are welcome.  Ages 11-24.  Buzz NYLC at 1618 East Hastings St. from 6-8pm.  Phone: AYW, Tashina 604-841-3481.  Email: aboriginalyouthworker@unya.bc.ca 

OCM Open Studio

Painting, drawing, beading, and more.  Ages 15-24.  Buzz OCM space at 1618 East Hastings Street from 4-6pm. Phone: 604-254-7712.  Email: ocmprogram@unya.bc.ca

Acting 

Ages 15-24.  Buzz OCM space at 1618 East Hastings Street from 6-8pm. Phone: 604-254-7712.  Email: ocmprogram@unya.bc.ca

Tuesdays

 
AYF Fitness with Garrett

Ages 11-24.  At 1630 East Hastings St. (UNYA Dojo) from 5-6:30pm.  Ph: 604-254-7732. Email: sportsandrec@unya.bc.ca

AYF Yoga

Ages 11-24.  At 1630 East Hastings Street (UNYA Dojo) from 6:30-8pm.  Ph: 604-254-7732.  Email: sportsandrec@unya.bc.ca

Music Night with Sarah McLachlan School of Music

Ages 11-24.  Buzz OCM space at 1618 East Hastings Street from 4-8pm.  Private (one-to-one) lessons and recordings 2-3pm.  Open mic from 4-8pm. Phone: 604-841-3481.  Email: aboriginalyouthworker@unya.bc.ca or ocmprogram@unya.bc.ca 

Tutoring and Support with Education Planning

Ages 15-30.  At Native Youth Learning Centre, 1618 East Hastings Street from 4-6pm.  Ph: 604-254-5620.  Email: learningcentre@unya.bc.ca

Wednesdays

 
OCM Open Studio

Media and culture.  Painting, drawing, beading, and more.  Ages 15-24.  Buzz OCM space at 1618 East Hastings Street from 4-6pm. Phone 604-254-7712.  Email: ocmprogram@unya.bc.ca

Canoeing 

Youth ages 11-24.  1618 East Hastings Street from 4-9pm.  Meet at the Dojo 1630 East Hastings St.  Phone: 604-254-7732. Email: sportsandrec@unya.bc.ca or aboriginalyouthworker@unya.bc.ca

Tutoring 

Ages 15-30.  At Native Youth Learning Centre, 1618 East Hastings Street from 4-6pm.  Ph: 604-254-5620.  Email: learningcentre@unya.bc.ca

 

Thursdays

 
AYF Youth-led Fitness 

Ages 11-24.  At 1630 East Hastings St. (UNYA Dojo) from 5-6pm.  Ph: 604-254-7732.  Email sportsandrec@unya.bc.ca

AYF Ju-Jutsu

Ages 11-24.  At 1630 East Hastings St. (UNYA Dojo) from 6-9pm.  Ph: 604-254-7732.  Email sportsandrec@unya.bc.ca

OCM Open Studio

Painting, drawing, beading, and more.  Ages 15-24.  Buzz OCM space at 1618 East Hastings Street from 4-6pm. Phone 604-254-7712.  Email: ocmprogram@unya.bc.ca

Shaping the Smoke (Story telling workshop)

Ages 15-24.  Native Youth Learning Centre, 1618 East Hastings St. from 6-8pm. Phone: 604-254-7712. Email: ocmprogram@unya.bc.ca

Cooking Program (with UNYA's Aboriginal Youth Worker)

Ages 11-24.  At Aries Program, in basement at 1607 East Hastings St (Friendship Centre) from 6-8pm.  Phone Tashina at: 604-841-3481.  Email: aboriginalyouthworker@unya.bc.ca

Tutoring 

Ages 15-30.  At Native Youth Learning Centre, 1618 East Hastings Street from 4-6pm.  Ph: 604-254-5620.  Email: learningcentre@unya.bc.ca

Fridays

 
AYF Track Cycling at the Velodrome  

Ages 11-24.  Meet at UNYA at 1618 East Hastings St. to travel to the Burnaby Velodrome. 3:30–7pm.  Ph: 604-254-7732.  Email: sportsandrec@unya.bc.ca 

Open Studio 

Painting, drawing, beading, and more.  Ages 11-24. Buzz OCM Space at 1618 East Hastings St. from 3-5pm.  Ph: 604-254-7712. Email: ocmprogram@unya.bc.ca or aboriginalyouthworker@unya.bc.ca                                                 

Saturdays

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Sundays

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Yearly Activities

 

Native Youth Program in partnership with the Museum of anthropology.          Ages 15-24.  Dates change slightly every year.  Ph: 604-254-7712.                   Email: ocmprogram@unya.bc.ca

National Aboriginal Day Community Celebration - June
Everyone welcome! Activities take place at Trout Lake (3360 Victoria Drive) from 12–5pm. Ph: 604-254-7732. Email: sportsandrec@unya.bc.ca  

Young Spirits Summer Camp - July & August
Ages 12-14. Daily 9am – 4pm during school summer break. For more info, phone 604-254-7732 or email: schoolsupport@unya.bc.ca 

Summer Camps - July & August

We host various short-term summer camps, projects, and activities throughout July and August.  Like our Facebook page to keep informed, or email info@unya.bc.ca

Annual General Meeting - September 2016                                               Date TBD.  Ph: 604-254-7732.  

UNYA Open House - October 2016

Come join us for an afternoon of fun, youth performances, food, education, and networking!  All of our programs will be on-site at 1618 East Hastings Street from 1:30-6pm.  Be sure to bring some Native youth to you to connect them with our staff.  Ph: 604-254-7732.  Email: info@unya.bc.ca

Winter Social - December 2016

Check out our calendar or email us to find out when winter fun comes to UNYA! Email: info@unya.bc.ca

 

Training the Leaders of Tomorrow

1618 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V5L 1S6 Call: (604) 254-7732 Email: info@unya.bc.ca