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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.

Things to do  Where do I go?



9-17 years

Explore the FUNdamentals of drawing comics. We'll draw people, costumes, props, landscapes, buildings, vehicles, animals, and more; all the things you need for a rich story world.

  • Qualicum Commons
  • Sat Feb 18-Mar 11
  • 1-3 pm
  • $70 / 4

To register call 250-248-3252 or 250-752-5014 or click here.

Cartooning  7-17 yrs

Cartooning 7-17 yrs

Learn to draw characters from your favourite shows and comics. Create your own creatures, heroes, villains and worlds.

  • Qualicum Commons
  • Sat Jan 21-Feb 11
  • 1 - 3pm
  • $70/4

To register call 250-248-3252 or 250-752-5014.  

Teens Only Disco Skate

Teens Only Disco Skate


Groove on down with some retro music and special lights.

  •  Feb 18 7:15-8:45 pm  
  •  Oceanside Place Arena
  • Free admission
  • Free skate rentals
  • Featuring music by DJ all Good


Foodsafe Level 1

Foodsafe Level 1

Fri Feb 24 9am-4pm

FOODSAFE Level 1 is a food handling, sanitation and work safety course designed for front line food service workers such as cooks, servers, bussers, dishwashers, and deli workers.  The course covers important food safety and worker safety information.

  • Oceanside Place arena
  • 9am-4pm
  • Fri Feb 24(Pro D day)
  • $60
  • 6527

To register call 250-248-3252 or 250-752-5014 or online at www.rdn.bc.ca/recreation

Red Cross Babysitters Certification 11-14 yrs

Red Cross Babysitters Certification 11-14 yrs

Date change. Now Feb 18

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, Room 11, Sat Feb 18 9-4pm

Register Here!

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

We will be taking a break for the holiday season starting Dec 13. SNO will be back Jan 3, 2017. Happy holidays and see you in the New Year!

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

We will be taking a break for the holiday season starting Dec 15. Teen Nite will be back Jan 5, 2017. Happy holidays and see you in the New Year!

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.



Call for Youth Art

Call for Youth Art

Submissions now being accepted

Youth Art Application

Are you a youth between the ages of 11-18? Would you like to see your art displayed in a public space as well as on this website? This project provides youth artisits with the opportunty to display digital copies of original works of art in our first virtual exhibition. Images of your artwork could be displayed at Oceanside Place Arena, and/or at Ravensong Aquatic Centre and our online artists' gallery.


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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Youth Grants

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