Our programs.

Connaught Youth Centre Programs
Our therapeutic and prevention-based programs are unique in Prince George. We offer both CORE programs as well as COMMUNITY programs.
We o­ffer programs specifically for allowing children and youth to have a safe, fun, creative, and healthy place to just be themselves and participate in enriching activities. With the therapeutic horse program off­site but still downtown and only three blocks away, we are truly a unique place in the heart of Northern BC.
CORE Programs

We provide a positive environment for Prince George children and youth with our four no cost core programs:

 

CYC After School Club  |  CYC Youth Drop-in Gymnastics  |  CYC Community Kitchen  |  CYC + Equip for Life

CYC After School Club.
Thursdays | 3pm - 5pm

CYC Youth Drop-in Gymnastics.
Fridays | 3pm - 5pm

It all started here years ago, once per week on Fridays we offered children and youth after school gym time, recreational sports, games and crafts. We added gymnastics and then vaulting (gymnastics on horseback – on a constructed horse in the gym) – the kids love it!

 

We still offer all of the above (staff and volunteers dependent) and have added a bouncy castle once per month and a billiards room. Our healthy snacks happen at 4:00pm. Ages 6-12. Pre-schoolers are welcome to attend with guardians and 13 to 16 may attend as long they have participating younger siblings and fully participate in the program.

CYC Community Kitchen. 
Occasionally throughout year

Throughout the year we occasionally offer cooking classes with a local chef for the children and youth on a Thursday or Friday afternoon.

Contact us to find out when our next Community Kitchen will be offered.

CYC + Equip for Life. 

Wednesdays | 11am - 5pm

Come meet Catharine at 1099 Porter Ave to spend time with the horses on a five-acre farm with yurt (Be Herd Wellness Centre). This program runs from the Spring until the Fall.

 

Contact us to register today.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Community Programs
We are proud to host the following community programs at the Centre. These are externally organized and we have listed the contact information for each one should you be interested to register or find out more.
Cadets  |  North Central Badminton  |  People's Basketball League & Multicultural Basketball  |  P.G. Quilters’ Guild  |  P.G. Racquets Club
 

Cadets

The Connaught Youth Centre is the only place in Canada that is home to four different Cadets groups:

Air Cadets, Army Cadets, Navy League Cadets and Sea Cadets.

 

The Air Cadets 396 City of Prince George Royal Canadian Air Cadets parades (meets) on a weekly basis every Tuesday at the Connaught Youth Centre in the back, up the green stairs.

 

On parade nights we learn a variety of skills such as citizenship, teamwork, leadership, drill (marching), range, sports and flying. Usually, the older cadets and Staff teach the younger cadets the skills necessary to advance in the Cadet Program. Besides these weekly meetings, we also have various weekend activities throughout the year doing things like outdoor survival training, gliding days, sports, drill and range competitions.

 

Being in a Cadet Squadron gives you the opportunity to try new things and meet friends who share the same interests as you. Many cadets meet life-long friends in the program.

 

Contact: John Callaghan (Commanding Officer)

North Central Badminton

Youth Ages 9+  |  Ladies Only  |  Men’s Night  |  Beginner  |  Intermediate  |  Competitive Programs

At NCBA we...
• Provide opportunities for badminton enthusiasts to just play and have fun  
• Encourage a sense of fair play and competition in a fun environment
• Provide progressive weekly skill development lessons for all ages utilizing Badminton Canada’s
   Shuttletime program
• Ensure for those who are competitive, opportunities and development that help support you to
• Attain your best personal performance
• Offer team training
• Offer coaching, officiating, and teacher instruction
• Host one-day weekend recreational competitions
• Host one annual tournament open to junior, adults, and masters
• Host athlete clinics and camps both winter and summer
• Host BC Winter Games trials and training
• High-performance training and travel

Contact: Lisa Davison

People's Basketball League & Multicultural Basketball

Contact us to find out more.

P.G. Quilters’ Guild

To bring ideas and learning experiences to our members, to bring the joy of quilting to the public, and to upgrade the standards of quilting. The Guild meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month and Sharing Workshops are the second Saturday of the month. Visit our website to learn more about what we are up to!
 

Contact us to find out more.

P.G. RACQUETS CLUB

Contact us to find out more.

 
 
 
 
Our Centre Calendar

Take a look below to see what's up and coming at Connaught Youth Centre. This calendar displays all programs and events that have time reserved at the Centre.

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