Greenglade community centre staffer Kim Knott lays out the next Fear Factor challenge meal for teen lounge attendees

Greenglade is the place to be

Plenty of activity happening at community centre’s teen lounge

Teens and parents alike can feel good about a youth program happening on weekends at Greenglade community centre.

The Extreme Teen Lounge is free to students in Grades 6 through 10 and is open Friday and Saturday nights from 6 to 8 p.m.

“We offer a safe, welcoming environment that’s well supervised,” said Kim Knott, assistant community recreation co-ordinator for youth at Panorama Recreation Centre, staff from which run Greenglade.

The lounge offers music, movies, video games, foosball and more, plus there is free pizza on Friday nights.

Knott said they get about 50 teens per night on average. When they join, the young people sign up for a free VIP pass that allows them to use the pool and skating rink at Panorama. The more often they attend the lounge, the more passes they earn. There is even a shuttle that takes them directly from the lounge to the rec centre. All events and transportation are free.

“The young people mix really well, and they get a chance to meet kids from other schools. We have kids coming from Bayside and North Saanich (middle schools) as well as the high schools,” Knott said.

Along with the regular activities, there are special events, such as the Halloween-themed Fear Factor Fright Fest. Others include a Rock n’ Skate program on Friday, Nov. 18 at Panorama that features a live band, and an upcoming Sport and Spa night. The Christmas-themed Extreme Holiday Extravaganza will be held Saturday, Dec. 10.

To learn more about the Extreme Teen Lounge, drop in to Greenglade at 2151 Lannon Way in Sidney and talk to Knott any Friday night, or call her at 250-655-2180.



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