New Manager of Nelson & District Youth Centre coming aboard

New Manager of Nelson & District Youth Centre coming aboard as centre implements new programming; Youth Centre to roll out new website in September.


(SUBMITTED) Nelson, BC – There are a number of changes taking place at NDYC, including the hiring of a new Manager Alanna Carmichael. Ms. Carmichael will be replacing outgoing Manager, Sarah Winton who is transitioning into the role of Deputy Corporate Officer at the City of Nelson.

The Nelson & District Youth Centre (NDYC) offers a wide range of programming for youth including art, music, skate lessons, cooking, dance, Open Mic night and most recently The Flea. The centre also offers employment services for youth and runs the Skills Link program which supports youth in developing their employability skills through life skills training and certificates.

The Youth Centre is kicking off the new season with the Food Truck Fest and their first ever Flea on October 1st. The Food Truck Fest will bring food trucks from the area together for Nelsonites to enjoy their culinary offerings; and the Flea is a monthly flea market that will bring young entrepreneurs together to show case their craft. These are both all-ages events and open to the public. The youth centre acknowledges the recent outpouring of public opinion and welcomes Youth Centre supporters to attend this event, check out what’s happening at the NDYC and share thoughts and ideas.

“The NDYC supports a diverse population of youth. Our number one goal is to provide a safe space, with exceptional service and programming to all youth. We work with them to ensure there are no barriers in participating in any of our programming which is why we have introduced a new monthly pass that reduces the daily drop-in fee.” says Manager, Sarah Winton. She adds “We never turn anyone away and believe fees should never discourage users from accessing the centre.”

The NDYC is also pleased to announce the Nelson Tech Club will be moving into the centre this fall. You can find more information on all of our programming and events at youth.nelson.ca or follow us on Facebook for up-to-date information.

The NDYC will be rolling out its new website in the coming weeks. The new site will offer information for users and parents/caregivers on all of the activities and programming taking place at the NDYC, including regular and after-school programming, videos, downloadable forms, job board and employment services for youth. Stay tuned for the final launch date of our new website.