The LINC Youth Centre is a great place to be for youth 10 – 18 years. This October and November the LINC offers skills-training, art, music, early-dismissal and drop-in programs.

Train to be an employable food handler in Food Safe Level 1, and learn job-readiness skills in Job Preparation Program. Both programs are an asset to any resume. In #HackYourResume, youth will get help tweaking their resume into a professional document ready to submit to employers.

In Music Appreciation participants trace the history of their favourite bands– through jazz, rock and roll, disco, etc. and leave with a family tree of their favourite band. Record a song, make a video and create an online presence to help get paid gigs in Multimedia for Songwriters & Musicians.

Craft Fair Prep and Green Gift Giving will get youth into the holiday spirit. Craft Fair Prep provides youth with supplies to create wares to sell at The Gnarly Little Christmas Craft Fair on December 5.

Youth crafters, bakers and entrepreneurs are invited to register their table for this event for $10. In partnership with Comox Strathcona Waste Management, Green Gift Giving will give participants creative ways to give gifts that don’t break the bank.

October also brings the return of Family Drop-ins and Adult Skate Night. Family Drop-in starts October 18, from 3-5pm – drop-in with your children and youth for just $5 and play in the games room or skatepark together! Adult Skate Night, begins October 26, and runs Mondays from 7-9pm for a $4/drop-in. The LINC also offers programming for youth during PLC and Pro-D Days.

For more information, or to register call the Courtenay Recreation Lewis Centre at 250-338-5371. For full youth program information visit www.courtenay.ca/rec