Preteen Dances


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During the school year, the Youth Services team facilitates preteen dances. The dances are for youth in grades six and seven, and provide opportunities for preteens to explore social interactions in a safe, supervised environment while having fun. The dances also create a shared community experience prior to moving on to high school.  All dances are from 7-10pm. For a complete listing of all dances please see below.

Parkgate Preteen Dance dates for the Fall of 2019 and Winter of 2020

Event ID Date Time
8606 Sa Sep 21 7:00PM-10:00PM
12565 Sa Oct 19 7:00PM-10:00PM
12567 Sa Nov 16 7:00PM-10:00PM
12572 Sa Jan 11 7:00PM-10:00PM
12576 Sa Feb 08 7:00PM-10:00PM
12583 Sa Mar 07 7:00PM-10:00PM

Registration opens on Wednesday, August 21st at 7am: online, via telephone, and/or in person at NVRC front desk counter.

NEW – We have moved to new registration software called PerfectMind. Please make sure you have created a PerfectMind account prior to the registration day. Once registered for the Preteen Dance participants are asked to visit a NVRC front desk counter to take a photo for their Perfect Mind account. Participants need to bring their PerfectMind membership card in order gain entry into the dance.

The dances are for youth in Grade 6 and 7 only. There are 550 tickets to each dance and typically, they sell out very quickly. Refunds are issued only if you withdraw more than 8 days before the dance, as per NVRC’s refund policy.

Click on the link to read the Preteen Dance FAQs.

For information about booking a Preteen Dance birthday party, visit our birthday party page.

Note: We are NOT a nut free facility.

Wait-listed clients will be contacted if space opens up.

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Frequently Asked Questions
What happens at the Youth Centre?

The Youth Centre at Parkgate Community Centre is a safe space for youth to chill. Free food is available at almost all drop-ins. Facilities include a large screen TV, Wii, PS3, pool table, foosball, air hockey, board games and access to a gymnasium with various sporting equipment. Drop-ins also feature movies, art and crafting materials, climbing wall opportunities and more. To see what is happening, check out the youth events calendar.

Who goes to the Youth Centre?

Youth from ages 11 to 18 are welcome to drop in to the Youth Centre during times listed on the Youth Centre page.  Note that preteens and teens have different drop-in times. Occasionally there are events for youth aged 19 to 24. Please check out the youth events calendar for more information.

Who can I talk to at the Youth Centre?

The Youth Centre is staffed by trained youth workers who can support you through an issue and/or direct you to other community resources.

Youth Services Supervisor: Dale Cheyne
Cell: 604-783-8053
[email protected]

Youth Centre Coordinator: Natasha
Cell: 604-783-5754
[email protected]

Youth Outreach Worker: Nic
[email protected]

Youth Outreach Worker: Shakila
Cell: 778-885-9583
[email protected]

Youth Outreach Worker: Erika
Cell: 778-882-2566
[email protected]

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