About Connaught Youth Centre
The Connaught Youth Centre facility has been serving the community of Prince George for over 40 years. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 43 and four cadets corps began this journey together. This partnership is now considered a rarity in Canada in that four cadet corps are all housed under the same roof.
Connaught Youth Centre Society began its new journey in 2010. The Society now provides four core programs to vulnerable children, youth, and families in our community and offers the facility to rent out to the community. Rental fees for private and community programs and events provide societal revenue for the valuable work that we do.
The Connaught Youth Centre has three main objectives:
To support vulnerable children, youth and families by offering prevention-based programs within a recreational and educational facility that is welcoming and accessible.
To provide a public space for Prince George families, groups, agencies, corporations, and non-profit organizations at a reasonable rate. A large gym, kitchen, and three classrooms are available to be rented for various functions, programs and community services.
To encourage the general public to support what we do.
We strive to continually improve the centre and our offerings for all members of the community. As of November 2016, we have become a wheelchair and mobility accessible facility. We are eternally grateful to Northern Development Initiative Trust and the Honourable Shirley Bond for their support and financial assistance.
Should you have any suggestions on how the Centre could improve to meet your unique needs, please get in touch.
Our Available Spaces for Rent
The Connaught Youth Centre offers a full-sized gymnasium, three classrooms, and a well-equipped kitchen to the community for rent. Renting the Connaught Youth Centre's facilities from us allows us to cover our overhead expenses, keep our doors open, the Centre heated, and our core programming for children and youth at no cost. Head over to our Event Rentals page for more information.
Approximately 7500 sq. ft, the gymnasium comfortably fits 300 people (standing room) and the maximum occupancy with tables is 200 people.
We have three classrooms to choose from: Kiska, Athabasca, and Hornet.
The classrooms' seating capacities range from 20 to 40 people.
Kiska - 23' x 19'
Athabasca - 16' x 35'
Hornet - 28' x 32'
The kitchen comes equipped with the following appliances and amenities: two standard electric stoves, two standard fridges (one with freezer), one small freezer, three sinks, an industrial coffee machine, two counter options, and a flip-up canteen-style opening through to the Centre's entryway.
The CYCS Executive, Board Members At Large and General membership embrace serving children, youth and their families within our community.
President/Executive Director: Catharine Kendall
Vice President: Ojay Uy Treasurer: Dawn Quinn Secretary: Richard Stuetz