Teen Centres

Supervised free fun (10-18 years)

Saanich runs three teen centres: The Flipside at G.R. Pearkes Recreation Centre, The Backdoor at Gordon Head Recreation Centre and The Upside at Saanich Commonwealth Place. Each centre offers drop-in programs as well as groups and special activities.

Teen centres are open to everyone! People of all genders, sexualities, bodies, ancestries, cultures, and abilities are welcome. See schedule below for specific drop-in hours. 

The Flipside Drop-in Hours September 8, 2017 - June 29, 2018 

  • Monday to Friday 3-5pm Afterschool Drop-in
  • Tuesday 6-8pm Girls Group
  • Friday 7-10pm  Evening Drop-in

Come party with us at The Flipside Youth Centre!
Enjoy playing ping-pong, pool and foosball. Watch Netflix on our big screen TV or play WiiU and XBox 360 on our second large TV! The stereo system and Block Rocker fill the space with lights and your music.  Prepare a snack in our kitchenette to eat in our comfy living room or out on the patio. Grab a basketball and shoot some hoops or engage in crafts at our Creation Station. Our friendly staff ensure a safe space where you and your friends can do it all! Call 250-475-5462 or email gaileen.flaman@saanich.ca for more information. Plus, The Flipside can be rented for birthdays and events!  Call 250-475-5400 or email heather.baggott@saanich.ca for availability.

Testimony: From a youth participant

  • “Learn all kinds of tricks for cooking and baking, different arts and crafts and different social skills.”
  • “Everybody at Flipside can always keep you laughing and having a good time.”
  • “I love Flipside it’s like a second home.”

 

The Backdoor Drop-in Hours September 2017 - June 2018

  • Tuesdays 6-8pm Girls group
  • Wednesdays 7-9pm LGBTQ2 Drop In
  • Thursdays 7:45am - 845am FUEL Breakfast Program
  • Fridays 11:20am - 11:50 am Lunch Drop In
  • Monday, Wednesday and Fridays 3-5pm Drop In
  • Fridays 5-7pm Dinner Drop In
Come party with us at The Backdoor!
Rent our space for Birthday's or private events. Enjoy playing ping-pong, pool and foosball and hanging out with your friends. Prepare birthday treats and yummy meals in our state of the art kitchen. Bring a scooter or skateboard and hang out on our family friendly skate park or listen to music and just hang out. Our friendly staff ensure a safe space where you and can do it all! Call 250-475-7101 or email lisa.grealy@saanich.ca for more information. Cost for two hours $99  + tax.
 
The Backdoor Teen Centre is CLOSED December 23 - January 7, re-opening January 8, 2018. 
 
If you have any questions please contact Maddie Parks at 250-475-7111 or maddie.parks@saanich.ca.
 

Teens playing at a pool table

Upside Teen Centre Fall 2017 Schedule

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 3:30-5:30pm After School Drop In
  • Tuesdays 3:30-6pm Arts Drop In
  • Tuesdays 6-8pm Girls Drop In
  • 2nd Wednesday of the month 7-9pm Gender Spectacular Family Support Drop In
  • Every other Wednesday 5:30-7pm Saanich Youth Council
  • Thursdays 12:30-3:30pm Seniors Drop In
  • Thursdays (Nov. 30-Dec. 21) 6-8pm Youth Film Making
  • Fridays 5:30-10pm Two-Spirit, Trans, Queer and Allied Youth Drop In
  • Saturdays 10:15-11:30am Toastmasters for Youth

Upside Teen Centre is CLOSED December 25 - January 7, re-opening January 8, 2018. 

If you have any questions please contact Alana Goddard at 250-475-7624 or alana.goddard@saanich.ca.