Child and Youth Programs

Suilaaqivik Apex After School Recreation Program

(October-December; January-June)

Running out of Abe Okpik Hall, the Suilaaqavik Apex After School Recreation Program is for children ages 6-12, who are residents of Apex.  The program is offered from 330-530pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week from January 10th to June 23rd.  There will be a maxiumum of 30 registered participants,with a wait list being developed as required.

Registration forms are here (English), will be distributed at Nanook School or can be picked up at the AWG Reception (open M-F 1-530pm.) Applications will be accepted commencing January 3rd.  Completed applications can be emailed to recreation@city.iqaluit.nu.ca, or dropped off-in person to the Recreation Receptionist at the AWG arena.

**New**  Fees have changed for this program.  Starting January 1st, 2017, fees for the Suilaaqivik Apex After School Recreation Program will be changed to $30/per child, per program week, as per new guidelines that can be found in the City of Iqaluit Fees and Charges By-Law.

For more information please contact Recreation Reception at 979-5611

Spring Minor Soccer

Minor Soccer is for children from ages 4 to 13 that are interetsed in getting active, learning soccer skills and participating in some healthy, friendly competition. 

Spring/Summer Minor Soccer Sessions will take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays from May to August. This session will take place on the Indoor Turf at the AWG Arena!

Online registration will take place on Tuesday, April 25th from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Any registration submissions received outside of this window will not be accepted. 

In-person registration will take place on Wednesday, April 26th starting at 1:00pm. Registration will be ongoing from this date until the program is full. 

Minor Soccer Registration Forms:     Inuktitut    English

Minor Soccer will begin on Wednesday, May 10th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm (Group 1) and Saturday, May 13th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm (Group 2).

Leaders In Training (LIT)

(10am-430pm July 11th to 29th, 2016)

LIT 2016 was a huge success.  Thanks to the young people that participated, the partners that worked with us to deliver the training, and to the generous members of the community that donated fees for those youth that weren't able to cover them. 

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This three-week leadership course offers youth the opportunity to develop their leadership skills while gaining greater self awareness and increasing their communication skills. This training focuses on developing the overall employability of youth by providing workshops and activities that will lead to certification in key areas including: First Aid & CPR, HIGH FIVE, WHMIS, SafeTALK and Food Safe Handling.  Throughout the three week program we will also lead youth through a number of activities focusing on art and culture, nutrition, community development and volunteerism.  Youth will gain hands on leadership skills by job shadowing and developing their own activities to share with their peers.  Those who complete the required workshops will receive certification.  The LIT program is for youth aged 13-16. Fees for the program are $100/youth.

For more information on registration, please contact Recreation Reception at recreation@city.iqaluit.nu.ca or 979-5611. Registration forms are found at the bottom of this page.

Makkuttukkuvik Youth Centre

(Daily, September to June; Summer Hours in effect July & August)

The Youth Centre offers Iqaluit youth ages 13-18 a space to participate in many drop-in and organized activities. Young people can play pool, table tennis, soccer, listen to music, socialize with their peer, connect with community supports, and much more. There are also lots of events on evenings and weeks like Inuit games, games tournaments, movie nights and dances. To learn more, check special events and hours here.
 

Iqaluit Skatepark

(Seasonal: May - September)

The Skatepark is closed for the season.  Thanks to everyone that came out and made this year's season so great.  See you next May!

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This first-class indoor facility for skateboarding and inline skating comes equipped with a half-pipe, 12-foot quarter pipe, pyramid, flat bank, rails and more. It is designed for skaters who are just starting out as well as advanced skaters who are looking for a challenge. Throughout the season, skaters can look forward to competitions, BBQ’s, Skate Camps and other special events. The site is also available for rental for birthday parties, day camp activities, private group rentals, corporate team building opportunities (yes, even adults can learn to skateboard!) and other special events. Contact us by email at recreation@city.iqaluit.nu.ca or by phone at 979-5611for more information.