Come and celebrate Youth Central’s 25th anniversary!

We’ll be looking back on the past 25 years and thanking everyone who helped us along the way. Not only are we celebrating our history, but looking forward to our next 25 years in the community! An invitation to celebrate is extended to everyone who made Youth Central what it is today so please share this event with your Youth Central friends!

You will enjoy delicious food, private access to Glenbow Museum exhibits, and fun surprises throughout the night! Bring your favourite stories or memories of Youth Central and share them in our video booth or at our memory wall.

Emceed by former staff member and star of Kim’s Convenience, Andrew Phung, the night is guaranteed to be filled with fun and laughter.

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Be sure not to miss out!

We will be sharing an alumni story every two weeks throughout the year. Watch this page for new biographies on Youth Central alumni.

We are proud of our alumni family who have continued to make an impact in their communities in the areas of science, health, business, social, and cultural life both nationally and globally. Youth Central alumni include past youth volunteers, previous staff members, and former board members. 

We will be celebrating our 25th anniversary this year with 25 Alumni biographies. Read about some of the people who have helped build Youth Central into the organization it is now. Celebrate with us as we discover where they are now and what their past was with Youth Central.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lisa.

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