Programs and Events

Recent RDN Youth-sponsored events in Oceanside.

FREE Youth Resume and Job Search Workshop 14-18yrs

FREE Youth Resume and Job Search Workshop 14-18yrs

Tuesday March 21

Are you wanting to earn some extra money this summer? Wondering which local businesses will be hiring extra help?

Enjoy a free slice of pizza while attending this workshop focused on securing local employment. Participants will receive resume support and computer lab time, tips on how to prepare for the upcoming Career Centre's Hiring Fair on April 12 and get the inside scoop on gaining employment with Oceanside businesses. Free with pre-registration.

  • Tue Mar 21
  • 1 - 4pm
  • FREE
  • #6835

To pre-register call  250-248-3252 or 250-752-5014 or  online at


Youth Week Community Events

Youth Week Community Events

May 1-7, 2017

Youth week is a national celebration of youth held annually during the first week of May. It is a week of fun, interaction and celebration intended to build a strong connection between young people and their communities. To find out what’s happening or to get involved, check out or contact Kelly Valade, 250-248-3252 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Check back with us April 5th to see full event listings.


Leaders In Training (LIT)

Leaders In Training (LIT)

Be part of something amazing this summer!

This popular youth leadership program will develop your skills in group leadership, child management, and community engagement.

  • Do something AMAZING this summer
  • Get hands on leadership experience
  • Get great training in transferable skills
  • Volunteer for 45 hours and receive a certificate and a job reference letter
  • To register or to find out more go to

Complete 21 training hours over 3 full-day workshops onWed-Fri Jul 5-7 from 9am - 4pm.

$80 includes a  manual and T-shirt. To register call 250-248-3252 or 250-752-5014 or register online.


Spring Express Camp Calendar

Spring Express Camp Calendar

March 20-24, 2017

  A truly unique experience that is unmatched on the island. Jump in the RDN van with our specialized youth leaders for an experience you will never forget; we will be swimming, rock climbing, skating, going to the movies, WildPlay and Airhouse Trampoline. A 10% discount is applied when you register all 5 days. Limited to a maximum of 12 youth. Register earlier to avoid disappointment.

To register go to

Youth Adventures at VIU Deep Bay 11-14yrs

Youth Adventures at VIU Deep Bay 11-14yrs

March 20-24

Join us for hands-on science activities. Camp will be packed with games, experiments, outdoor adventures and possibly a boat trip on Friday (weather permitting). Youth campers will delve further into the science of taking care of our marine animals, as well as observations of animal behavior in our tanks and on the beach. M-F March 20-24 6028 9:30a-3:30p $250

Errington World Music Youth Camp

Presented by the Errington War Memorial Hall Association

Have fun learning music and dances from Africa and Brazil for one or two weeks at the 7th annual Errington World Music Camp starting August 8. All instruments are provided. There are just a few spaces left so don’t miss out!

Beginners age 8 and up who are new to marimba and drumming are encouraged to take the program in Week One from August 8-12. The program includes African marimba songs, gum boot dancing, and Brazilian samba percussion and movement. Participants who complete Week One and are at least 10 years old are eligible to attend Week Two.

Young musicians age 10 and up with prior experience are invited to take Week Two from August 15-19. Participants will compose their own marimba songs, play traditional West African rhythms in a drum circle, and learn dances especially choreographed for the camp by instructor Nadjema Soro.

Each week ends with an evening recital for family and friends at the Errington Hall. Following the second week's recital, Kumbana Marimba will play a free dance for all camp participants and their guests.

To register contact Val Dare at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SOS School Nite Out

SOS School Nite Out

FREE Youth program for Grades 7,8,9 at the SOS

School Nite Out for Grades 7, 8 & 9

Games, field trips, music, creative projects and dinner are all offered in safe, friendly and nurturing environment.

Tuesdays, 3:30-6:30 pm

Drop ins welcome

Call 250-248-2093 ext 232.


SOS Teen Nite

SOS Teen Nite

FREE youth program for Grades 10, 11, 12 at the SOS

Teen Nite

Grades 10, 11 & 12

Old and new friends get together for dinner, creative projects, games, outings and so much more!

Thursdays 3:30 – 7:30 pm







SOS Teens in Transtition (TNT)

SOS Teens in Transtition (TNT)

A FREE program for teens and older youth who are out of school

TNT (Teens In Transition)

Teens and older youth who are out of school.

Positive support, life skills and resources to help youth transition into adulthood.

Call or drop in for an appointment.



Breathe Parks and Trails Guides

Check out the new 2014 Breathe guide

RDN Regional Parks and Trails Guide image

The 2014 Regional Parks and Trails Guide is now available online and at public locations across the region. Use this guide to navigate your way to your next adventure along the Island’s east coast.

In this 2014 edition of Breathe, check out new material under Moorecroft Regional Park, Lighthouse Country Regional Trail, Parksville- Qualicum Beach Links and Mount Benson Regional Park.

SOS Gradwear

SOS Gradwear

Graduating? $5 and you're good to go


2017 Graduates choose from a large selection of beautiful dresses, shoes, purses and more. There are formal suits, ties, shoes and shirts for the guys. Find your dream dress or grab an awesome tux for your big day. For only $5.00, grads receive:

  •     formal clothing
  •     accessories
  •     make-up

It’s all yours to keep! Gowns and suits are gently used and teen-approved – these are NOT your grandma’s dresses – come check them out!

Please call 250-248-2093 ext. 232 to book your private shopping spree. SOS is always gratefully accepting gently used, or new, formal clothing for this program.


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