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Calendar of Activities

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

We encourage Indigenous 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

Please 'like' Facebook page or join our e-newsletter list for updates.  

 

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.  Phone: 604-254-5620. 
Email: learningcentre@unya.bc.ca

Mondays

 
Lacrosse

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

AYF Open Mats 

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

Beads and Beyond

Come learn beadwork.  Ages 11-24. Buzz NYLC at 1618 East Hastings St. from 4-6pm. Phone: AYW, Tashina 604-841-3481.                                                         Email: aboriginalyouthworker@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 

Acting

Ages 15-24.  Buzz OCM space at 1618 East Hastings Street from 6-7:30pm. Phone: 604-254-7712. Email: ocmprogram@unya.bc.ca

Tuesdays

 
AYF Fitness/Kickboxing

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

AYF Yoga

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

Wednesdays

 
Tutoring

Ages 15-30. Buzz NYLC at 1618 East Hastings St. from 4-8pm. Phone: 604-254-5620. Email: learningcentre@unya.bc.ca.

Creatve Movement

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

 

Thursdays

 
AYF Youth-led Fitness 

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

AYF Ju-Jutsu

Ages 11-24. At 1630 East Hastings St. (UNYA Dojo) from 6-7:30pm. Phone: 604-254-7732. Email sportsandrec@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 6-9pm. Phone Tashina at: 604-841-3481.  Email: aboriginalyouthworker@unya.bc.ca

Movement Art

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

Fine arts, painting, drawing, music, beads, and more.  Ages 15-24. Buzz OCM Space at 1618 East Hastings St. from 3-5pm. Phone: 604-254-7712. Email: ocmprogram@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 -  every September                                                       Date varies each year. Ph: 604-254-7732.  

Annual Open House -  every October                                                                     We welcome youth, their families, and community members to meet our staff, learn about our programs, have some snacks, enter to win prizes, and see amazing youth performances!  Date varies each year.  Email: info@unya.bc.ca 

Winter Social - every December

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