The New Westminster Youth Hub celebrated its grand opening on May 19, 2023, from 11am to 1pm. This highly anticipated event marked the official introduction of the youth hub to the community, highlighting its role as a safe and supportive space for at-risk youth in New Westminster.
The grand opening began with a warm welcome from the organizers, expressing gratitude to everyone involved in making the youth hub a reality. Special recognition was given to the partners, funders, staff, volunteers, and community members who contributed to the development and establishment of the hub.
The event provided an opportunity for attendees to learn about the mission and objectives of the youth hub. Emphasis was placed on its purpose of providing comprehensive support and positive alternatives for at-risk youth, promoting their well-being, personal growth, and future success.
Various programs and services offered by the youth hub were highlighted during the grand opening. These initiatives were designed to address the unique needs and challenges faced by at-risk youth, encompassing areas such as mental health, employment training, personal development, and community involvement. The range of services showcased the commitment to creating a holistic and inclusive environment for the youth.
The collaborative approach taken to establish the youth hub was also recognized and celebrated. Partnerships with other organizations, agencies, and stakeholders were acknowledged for their invaluable contributions to the development and sustainability of the hub. This collaborative effort ensured a comprehensive network of support for the youth, maximizing the positive impact on their lives.
Throughout the grand opening, attendees had the opportunity to explore the youth hub’s facilities and interact with staff members. They witnessed firsthand the various spaces dedicated to counseling services, life skills, employment training, recreation opportunities, and cultural experiences. These spaces showcased the commitment to creating a safe and welcoming environment for the youth to thrive.
The New Westminster Youth Hub grand opening was a resounding success, generating excitement and support from the community. It marked the beginning of a new chapter in the city’s efforts to provide essential resources and opportunities for at-risk youth. The event served as a testament to the dedication of all involved in creating a brighter future for the youth in New Westminster.
New Westminster Fire & Rescue
New Westminster School District
· Patrick Johnstone- New Westminster Mayor
· Jennifer Whiteside-MLA for New Westminster
· Tasha Henderson-Councillor for New Westminster
· Kevin Plummer-Regional Manager-Public Safety Canada
· Gibson Jang-Regional Program Advisor-Public Safety Canada
Support in Planning the Event: Denise Tambellini, Sophie Schreder, and Tamara Scott from the City of New Westminster
The New Westminster Youth Hub was made possible by Public Safety Canada and the City of New Westminster.