Welcome! Below you’ll find news and events about the Valley Youth Project, an organization dedicated to connecting LGBTQ youth and our allies across the Annapolis Valley. If you’re new, you might want to read more about who we are and why we’re here.
Come out to the Louis Millet Centre and join us for an evening of food and socializing. No planned activities this week — just a chance to wish everyone well for the new year, share food, maybe borrow a book from the Youth Project’s collection to last you through the long nights, and of course have one last go at the air hockey table.
Hope to see you there!
At Drop In on November 20, we’ll be trying out a board game that is new to us called “Pandemic”. It’s a cooperative game – all players work together to beat the game, in a race against virulent diseases taking over the world. My geeky, science brain is getting excited – bring on the microbes!
As always, we’ll take the time to introduce ourselves (a good opportunity to try out a different name or pro-noun), and catch up with what’s new. And, of course, we have snacks.
Drop In runs from 6:30 – 8:30, in room 128 of the Louis Millet Community Complex, 9489 Commercial Street, New Minas. Follow the VYP posters to the room with the rainbow flag on the door. LBGT youth 25 years and younger, and your friends, are welcome.
We’re playing video games at Drop In on Wednesday November 6. You experienced players can show us novices how it’s done. If you’re not a video fan, we still have our table games – ping pong, foosball and air hockey. And, of course, we have friendly chatter and munchies.
Drop In is at it’s usual time, 6:30 – 8:30; in it’s usual place – Room 128 of the Louis Millet Community Complex, 9489 Commercial St., New Minas.
We welcome all Trans*, Bisexual, Lesbian and Gay youth, ages 25 years and under, and your friends. If you’ve never been before, there is no membership to join – just like the name says, you can drop in and check us out.
We’re warming up to Halloween with a viewing of that cult-classic salute to sic-fi, B-Movies and rock music: “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”. Dig out your noise makers and party hats – audience participation is welcome, (but not necessary) as is dressing in campy Transylvanian party clothes (or not). Not sure what a “Rocky Horror Picture Show” is? Check out the fan site at www.rockyhorror.com.
Our Drop In space is not a theatre, so we’ll be watching the movie on a TV screen. This makes for a good chance to practice your Rocky Horror viewing skills before attending an official midnight showing.
Drop In is open from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm ( we’ll start the movie once everyone gets settled – the movie runs about 100 minutes.)
Drop In is Wednesday, October 16 in Room 128 of the Louis Millet Community Complex at 9489 Commercial St. New Minas.
Use art to change the world — one fairy-tale at a time. Tomorrow night’s drop-in features the ever-present snacks and conversation, plus some colouring books with fantastic beasts who like pretty jewelry and princesses who build rocket ships. Which nursery rhyme do you think needs its gender stereotypes reinvented? Feel free to bring your favourite art supplies, or just bring yourself and raid our well-stocked cupboard full of goodies. See you there!
We’re tentatively organizing a showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show for our next get-together — October 17th. Got suggestions or supplies? Email them to us at email@example.com or leave them in the comments below… and be sure to pass the word.
Hi everyone, if you’re joining us for drop-in tonight, take note that the youth centre’s new room is #128. Same entrance (around the right side of the building), same hallway, same foosball! Just a little further down. Look for the rainbow flag over the door.
Here are some directions if you need them. See you there!
Want to know what drop-in is all about? Come to this year’s opening night to meet people in a relaxed space with conversation, games, books, and rainbows. We’ve got foosball, a crafting table you can play ping-pong on, game consoles, books and magazines, an information table, freebies to take home, snacks, and volunteers to show you around.
Here’s where to find us:
- Wednesday, Sept 18
- 6:30PM – 8:30PM
- Louis Millet Centre, New Minas, Room 122
See you soon!