Professional Development Week for Youth

The Town of Portugal Cove – St. Philip’s in partnership with Canadian Parks and Recreation Association are proud to host education sessions for youth ages 15 – 30. This training is to provide new opportunities to youth, as well as prepare them for future employment.

Virtual High Five

  • When: Tuesday, April 19th, 2022
  • Course Length and Time: 4.5 hours, 8:30am – 1:00pm
  • Where: Virtual at Home, each participant will need access to a device with camera and speaker
  • Program Cost: $30
  • Hosted By: High Five Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador Instructor
  • Registration: The final day to register is Wednesday, April 13th! Open via eServices

The Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD) is a 4-hour training that equips front-line leaders (anyone working with children aged 4 to 12) with the tools to immediately enhance the quality of their programs. The training provides valuable information, resources, and techniques to ensure that each child’s social, emotional, and cognitive needs are met. Learn more on the High Five website, here.

Standard First Aid

  • When: Wednesday, April 20 and Thursday, April 21st, 2022
  • Course Length and Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm
  • Where: Royal Canadian Legion Branch #10
  • Program Cost: $100
  • Delivered By: Pretty S.A.F.E Enterprises
  • Registration: Open via eServices

In depth two-day course offering comprehensive training in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills with a focus on workplace and everyday injuries and illnesses. Course is designed for those in the work place and the general public. Includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines. Exceeds competitors’ standards by including injury prevention content, CPR and AED.

Outdoor Skills 

  • When: Friday, April 22nd, 2022
  • Course Length and Time: A bus will pick up all participants at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #10 at 11am, the bus will return to the Legion at 4:30pm
  • Where: Royal Canadian Legion Branch #10
  • Program Cost: $50
  • Delivered By: Pretty S.A.F.E Enterprises
  • Registration: Open via eServices

This experience is designed for individuals who consider themselves novice to intermediate level in the backcountry and are looking to enhance their skills and become more self-reliant. Participants will learn and practice shelter making, basic wilderness survival, Leave No Trace (LNT) ethics, emergency management/risk assessment and basic wilderness medicine. This course will have a practical application/scenario to support the theory learned. Guests will be required to work as a team, demonstrate leadership as well as self-awareness and engage others in a respectful manner.

Participants will have both in-class session at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #10, along with practical on-site skills via a bus for the afternoon. Participants will be returned for pick up to the Legion for 4:30pm.

All questions can be directed to Kyle McGuirk, Recreation Coordinator, at [email protected] or by calling 895-8000 ext. 233.

Contact Our Staff

Kyle McGuirk

Recreation Coordinator

709-895-8000 x233

Nicole Clark

Director of Recreation & Community Services

709-895-8000 x236

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