Free sports, scavenger hunt  and more for National Youth Week in Brampton


Published April 24, 2024 at 4:08 pm

Brampton is offering fa week of free events to celebrate National Youth Week (Photo: City of Brampton)

The city is hosting seven days of fun-filled events including a retro roller skating night and free drop-in programs to celebrate National Youth Week.

The festivities kick off next Wednesday and will run for a full week with events recognizing the role young people play in making Brampton “a strong and resilient city.”

Last year the city welcomed more than 1,200 youth to National Youth Week events across the city, and this year’s lineup includes activities for artists, athletes and budding entrepreneurs.

The full roster of National Youth Week events is open to youth aged between 14 to 29 and is free thanks to a sponsorship by Domino’s Pizza Canada and Royal Bank of Canada.

Some highlights of the events running for National Youth Week in Brampton include:

  • Basketball and Soccer Tournament
  • Free drop-in programs
  • Job Information Fair and Employment Ready Workshops
  • Retro Rolling Skate Night
  • Outdoor Social Scavenger Hunt
  • We Play Too, Girls and Women in Sports Leadership Conference
  • Parks Community Clean Up

There’s also the annual Wolfhacks Hackathon organized by Chinguacousy Secondary School, which is is the largest hackathon within the Peel District School Board. Wolfhacks will be bringing nearly 400 participants to Brampton City Hall for a project focusing on Brampton’s 2040 Vision.

Other events include the Empowering Youth through Entrepreneurship webinar for youth to learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur, and The Future is Now – a talk with entrepreneurs featuring prizes from local businesses.

The city is also be hosting free after-school drop-in basketball programs from May 1 to June 28 for youth between the ages of 10 and 17. The drop-ins will be available at the Cassie Campbell Community Centre , the Century Gardens Recreation Centre, the Gore Meadows Community Centre  and the Susan Fennell Sportsplex.

To mark National Youth Week, the city is accepting applications for its annual Explore Brampton Youth Passes. Now in its third year, the  program was launched to make recreation programs more accessible for youth and make it easier for them to access public transit options.

The passes are valid between July 1 to Sept. 4 for rides on Brampton Transit and provide access to drop-in Brampton Recreation activities like swimming, skating and select sports. Applications are open until May 19.

For more information on Brampton’s lineup of National Youth Week events or to find out more about the Explore Brampton Youth Pass visit

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