Open day at youth centre

Activities will include BMX, skateboard and scooter clinics, a climbing wall, sausage sizzle, bouncy castle, community information stalls and face-painting, from 3.30pm to 6.30pm.

City of Canning commissioner Linton Reynolds said the City provided a range of services for young people and the open day was a great way for parents to find out what was available.

The City has three youth centres, in Bentley, Willetton and Lynwood, catering for young people aged 11 to 17 who are looking for something to do after school.

The centres have facilities such as pool tables, PlayStation consoles and DJ turntables.

The City also provides a range of accommodation and care options for young people, including learning opportunities to develop and strengthen independent living skills.

‘The City of Canning is one of very few local governments to offer this level of support to young people. In particular, we are very proud of our youth accommodation service,’ he said.

‘We provide accommodation for up to 10 young men and women from 16 to 21 years of age who are homeless or at risk of being homeless, with safe secure and affordable housing.’

The youth centre is on Edgeware Street in Lynwood.