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What is the RDN YOUth Program all about?

The RDN YOUth program is a community-based solution to the needs of our local youth, offering programs, opportunities and avenues for dialogue in and around our Oceanside area. We strive for positive change, and we believe in:

  • Hearing and respecting youth voice.
  • Supporting and encouraging youth participation in recreation.
  • Responding to the changing interests of youth and community.
  • Encouraging ongoing community conversation focusing on youth recreation.
  • Reducing barriers to participation: cost, transportation and accessibility.
  • Respecting a wide variety of youth interests.
  • Fostering experiences for physical and social wellbeing.
  • Helping youth develop adaptive and positive behaviours that will enable them to meet the demands and challenges of everyday life.
  • Promoting leadership development across the youth network.
  • Working together increases opportunities for youth recreation.
  • Striving for excellence in youth recreation.

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Reel Adventure

Reel Adventure

Sep 23 & Sep 30

Join our experienced leader Jesse Hebenton and learn the basics of fishing, including how to spin cast. Transportation from Oceanside Place Arena to the fishing spots and back is included. Any fish you catch will be released, but the fish story is yours to keep.

  • Sa 9am - 3pm
  • $47 for both Saturdays
  • Limited to 12 spots. Register here.
Airhouse Trampoline

Airhouse Trampoline

Sep 22 & Sep 25 are Pro D Adventures for YOUth

It's a Pro D day. Let's go on an adventure!. We will be taking youth age 11-17 years old to Airhouse Trampoline in Nanaimo. Transportation is provided from and back to Oceanside Place Arena. Airhouse requires all participants to complete a waiver. 

  • 12-3pm
  • $30
  • To register call RDN REcreation and Parks at 250-248-3252 or online.
Canvas Art for Teens

Canvas Art for Teens

Thursdays 5:45-7:15pm

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

  • Qualicum Commons
  • Sep 28
  • $30
  • #7847


Pre-registration required

RDN 250-248-3252 or rdn.bc.ca/recreation



Mon Oct 2

Jump in the RDN Van to the Nanoose archery range to learn to shoot a bow and arrow and try your skill at hitting the bull's eye. Transportation is provided from and back to Oceanside Place Arena.

  • 3:30-6:00pm
  • $25
  • To register call RDN Recreation and Parks at 250-248-3252 or online.
Red Cross Babysitters Certification 11-14 yrs

Red Cross Babysitters Certification 11-14 yrs

Sat Sep 23, Oct 14 and Nov 25

Learn valuable, practical informatiom and become a certified babysitter. Be more confident and knowledgeable so you can go out and get your next job. Price includes a manual and certificate.

Qualicum Commons, Rm 12,  9-4pm, $46.35 includeds manual and certificate

Register Here!

Leaders In Training (LIT)

Leaders In Training (LIT)

Be part of something amazing this school year!

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 25 hours and receive a certificate and a job reference letter
  • To register or to find out more go to rdn.bc.ca

Complete 14 training hours over 2 full-day workshops on Thu-Fri Oct 19 & 20 from 9am - 4pm.

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


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.



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