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About Chill Vancouver

 

 

Chill Vancouver operates year-round youth development programs through boardsports. Our target demographic are youth 10-18 years old, from vulnerable neighbourhoods & households, or those struggling with mental health and addiction. We use the power of board sports to teach life values, build confidence, and provide a safe & inclusive space for learning. 

Chill uses Positive Youth Development (PYD) techniques throughout our programming to inspire youth working through adversity, and support them with opportunities to build resiliency through every aspect of their lives. We run snowboarding, skateboarding and stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) programs in the winter, summer, and fall seasons, reaching 160+ local youth in our communities. Our programs utilize a 6-themed curriculum, where a new life value is introduced to the youth through discussion, hands-on activity, and on-board progression.

Our themes are: Respect, Patience, Persistence, Responsibility, Courage, and Pride.

Snow

Located at Cypress Mountain Resort, our 6-week snowboard program runs two evenings a week from January-March. The entire program, including transportation, equipment, lessons and lift tickets, are provided at no cost to the youth involved. Program participants meet at Thunderbird Community Center in Vancouver, and ride as a group to and from the mountain. The coach bus is used to facilitate our daily discussions and activity.

Skate

Our six-day skateboard program takes place September-October, running three after-school sessions for 6-weeks. The entire program costs are covered for participants, including equipment, safety gear and skate park lessons. Program participants will meet at the Landyachtz Factory Store, and learn as a group indoors and at outdoor skateparks. We facilitate our daily discussions and activity at the park.

Stand-Up PaddleBoard

Our six-day SUP program takes place July-August, running three morning sessions for 6-weeks at Ecomarine Paddlesports The entire program costs are covered for participants, including equipment and on-water lessons. Program participants will meet at Granville Island, and learn as a group on-water. We facilitate our daily discussions and activity on-land.

 
 

The Latest from Chill Vancouver

 

 

VOLUNTEER WITH US AT THE COLOR RUN!

The Color Run is partnering with Chill Vancouver to help support our youth development programs. If you sign up to volunteer, you will directly support our efforts to help make our programs sustainable for youth in Vancouver communities. SIGN-UP HERE!

The Color Run, the world’s first COLOR 5k™ event, was founded in March 2011 as an event to promote healthiness and happiness by bringing the community together to participate in the “Happiest 5k on the Planet”. They are the original paint race and have created a completely new genre of COLOR DASH™ running events that continue to grow exponentially. Now the single largest event series in the world, The Color Run has exploded since it's debut event.

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The students that we brought were not our highly motivated students. We picked them because we wanted to expose them to the world outside of their world as a way to extrinsically motivate them. During the time of snowboarding, they did not miss school and looked for me each and every Thursday!
— Teacher
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Our Host Mountain

Cypress Mountain Resort

Chill Vancouver is excited to partner with Cypress Mountain Resort again for the 2018 season!

We use our time on the ride up to Cypress Mountain Resort to introduce the weekly themes through an activity, and reinforce the concept during our time on the mountain with instructors & mentors. This structure allows participants to make meaningful connections to the curriculum while experiencing the innate joy of snowboarding.

We Serve

Our Local Partners

 

 

We work with over 25+ agency partners throughout Metro Vancouver in the Lower Mainland and Northshore communities. These include alternative schools, development schools, youth mental health centers, youth outreach facilities, at-risk Community Centres, ESL students & Neighbourhood Houses.

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Thank You

Chill Vancouver Partners

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