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Youth Programs

Recreation & Culture Services offers programs designed for youth, with free drop-ins and various registered programs.

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National Youth Week 2021 (May 1–May 7)​
This year's theme: Making Connections

​​We are celebrating National Youth Week 2021 with free online activities to inspire, engage and connect Barrie’s youth!

National Youth Week (NYW) is an annual initiative to recognize and celebrate youth and their positive contributions to the community.

This year's theme is Making Connections, which has been a challenge for everyone in our community over the past year. Our hopes ar​e that through these virtual activities we will restore some of those connections​. The week ends on May 7, which is also National Child and Youth Mental Health Day.

NYW activities below are offered​​ to ages 13–19 unless otherwise stated.

All week
(May 1–7)

At-Home Basketball Trickster Challenge 

Share a video on Instagram showing off your best at-home basketball moves and tag @citybarrie

​All week (May 1–7) 

At-​Home Skateboard Trickster Challenge 

Share a video on Instagram showing off your best at-home skate tricks or moves and tag @citybarrie!

All week
(May 1–7)

FREE Virtual fitness classes | Open to Ages 13–17

Take advantage of the City's virtual fitness classes for free! ​When you register for classes as part of National Youth Week, the discount will be applied automatically.

​Thurs. May 6, 3:30pm 

RAD (Recreation for Young Adults experiencing Disability) Youth Drop-in 

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Join us for a meet and greet with our Inclusion Programmer Jordan O'Dell to learn more about the City's inclusion services and programming. Enjoy interacting with your peers and trying different recreational activities. 

Sign up and receive the link to the program by emailing jordan.o’​ or calling Jordan at 705-739-4220 ext 5789.​​

​Fri. May 7, 3:30pm 

Teen Trivia

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Unwind and test your knowledge by joining us for an afternoon of virtual trivia using Kahoot. Prizes to be won! Invite your friends, the more the better! Sign up by emailing ​



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