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National Youth Week

Orillia's Youth Week honours and celebrates the youth in our community each year from May 1-7.

All events are free!
Check the event to find the location and the registration details!

Kick Off Party
Wednesday, May 1
5-7:30 p.m.
Orillia Public Library Parking Lot
Food, live music and fun for all ages!  Activities, games and crafts provided by the National Youth Week Committee. Make sure to say “Hi!” to the OPP K9 Unit! We will have a visit by the Police Pups, too! Join us, with your whole family, in the Orillia Public Library Parking Lot! No registration needed!

Games Night
Thursday, May 2
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Cards & Coasters
Stop by Cards and Coasters, 31 Mississaga St. West, and check out their HUGE collection of games. Free for youth!  No registration required.

Harold + Ferne Cactus Workshop
Thursday, May 2
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Harold + Ferne
Create a one of a kind felt cactus  with the staff at Harold + Ferne, 165 Mississaga St. East, Thursday, May 2, 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Please register with the Youth Centre at 705-325-8082.

Skateboard Session at Souldiers
Friday, May 3
4-8 p.m.
Souldiers Skate Park

Come shred, or watch your friends shred, at Orillia's indoor skate park at 35 Progress Drive.

Youth Dance
Friday, May 3

7-10 p.m.
Geneva Event Centre

It’s a  masquerade! Dress up or make a mask with us at the Geneva Event Centre, 16 West St. South, from 7-10 p.m. Ages 11-14. Free tickets will be available at NYW events, Orillia Youth Centre and Orillia Public Library.  

Sledge Hockey
Saturday, May 4
3-4 p.m.
Rotary Place
Try something new at Rotary Place, 100 University Ave. Please register with Youth Centre at 705-325-8082.

Escape Room
Saturday, May 4 
4:45-7 p.m.
Orillia Public Library
Put your team to the test!  Battle the zombies and eat some pizza! Teams and individuals are welcome! Ages 12-18. Register please!

Big Screen Video Games
Saturday, May 4

5:30-8:30 p.m.
OCC
Come play video games on a giant movie screen at the OCC, 64 Colborne St., East.  Register with the Youth Centre at 705-325-8082.

Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, May 5

9-11 a.m.
Brewery Bay Food Co. 
Fill your belly at this fun breakfast, hosted by Brewery Bay Food Company, 117 Mississaga St. East. Youth eat free, suggested donation of $5 for adults.

Camp Couchiching Day
Sunday, May 5
12-4 p.m.
Meet at the Youth Centre, go to Camp Couchiching
Ready for an outdoor experience? Come to a free day at Camp Couchiching!  Sign up for fresh air, fun and games.  We will be leaving together from the Youth Centre, 9 Front St. South. Please register with the Youth Centre at 705-325-8082.

Movie Night!
Imagine Me and You
Monday, May 6
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Orillia Public Library
Hosted by the Gilbert Centre at the Library in the Program Rooms. Free, drop-in and enjoy.

Movie Night!
A Dog's Way Home
Monday, May 6
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Simcoe Community Services
Enjoy this movie together with friends at  35 West St. N. Free, no registration needed.

Art Therapy Workshop
Monday, May 6
6-8:30 p.m.
Youth Haven

Create a gratitude jar at Youth Haven with staff and members of Big Brothers & Big Sisters. Please register with Youth Haven at 705-715-4920.

Sarahannedipity Workshop
Tuesday, May 7
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Orillia Public Library

Create a lava stone bracelet! At Sarahannedipity, 161 Mississaga St. East. Free! For program registration, please contact the Library.