Programs and Events

Recent RDN Youth-sponsored events in Oceanside.

Free Skate Lessons for Youth 13-18 years

Free Skate Lessons for Youth 13-18 years


FREE Skate lessons for Youth 13-18 years

Learn to ice skate so you can join your friends at Oceanside Place Arena. Lessons are Mondays, 4:00-5:00pm, Jan 15 – Feb 5 or Feb 19 - Mar 12. Free skate rentals included. Registration required as space is limited. Full details online.

Canvas Art for Teens

Canvas Art for Teens

Feb 22 Safari Sunset painting

Jenny Hughes will guide you through how to paint this majestic yet surprisingly simple acrylic painting. No experience necessary. All supplies are provided.

Pre-registration required. 

RDN 250-248-3252 or online

Teen Swims at Ravensong Aquatic Centre

Teen Swims at Ravensong Aquatic Centre


Teens Only Swim on Fridays from 7-9 pm.


Spring Express Camp

Spring Express Camp

March 21, 22, 12, 28, 29, 2018

 Join Lewis and Keenan aboard the RDN Van and go on an adventure for a day or all week. Each day is 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Cost is $48/ day.

  • Wed, March 21 Airhouse Trampoline
  • Thu, March 22 Romper room
  • Fri, March  23 Break Out Nanaimo
  • Wed, March 28 Movie and Swim @ NAC
  • Thu, March 29 Art Attack and Go Karts


Space is limited to 12 youth. Call 250-248-3252 or 250-752-5014 to register or go online and register today.


Red Cross Child Care Emergency First Aid with AED/CPR

Red Cross Child Care Emergency First Aid with AED/CPR

13 yrs+

Be prepared and get trained in first aid. This course is approved by the Provincial Community Care Licensing Branch and is recommended for parents and caregivers of children. Training includes home hazards, accident prevention, safety education, CPR, first aid skills for common emergencies and automated external defibrillators (AED). Retraining is recommended every three years.

  • Qualicum Commons      
  • Sat Mar 10
  • 9am-5pm $86

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

ACRA Youth Drop-In Basketball

ACRA Youth Drop-In Basketball

FREE Drop-In Program offered through ACRA

Arrowsmith Community Recreation Association is offering  the following FREE youth drop-in programs:

Basketball (ages 11-15)

  • Tues - 6:30-8:00 pm, Feb 6 - Apr 10  

Basketball (ages 16+)

  • Thurs 7:00-9:00pm, Feb 8-Apr 12

 All programs are FREE and located at the Activity building at Coombs Fairgrounds, 1014 Ford road, Coombs

FMI contact Kristine Stephenson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone 250-927-3985

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.



FRA Youth Fundraising event

West Coast Theme Wood Art guided by Tawnia

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