May long weekend!...
The British Columbia and Yukon Anglican Youth Movement (BCYAYM) is many things to many people. Most specifically, we are a group of youth that cares about the spiritual and social lives of youth in the Anglican Province of British Columbia and Yukon. Every year events are organized by an elected council of youth under the guidance of a clerical and lay representative. We strive for fun and fellowship, challenges and change, and spiritual growth and special memories. We’d love to have you at one of our events and become a part of this great community known as the BCYAYM! Please check out the Blog, Events, and Ministries section for more information about what we’re up to now and where we’re going. To learn more about where we came from, keep reading below.
The BCYAYM has its roots in the Anglican Young People’s Association (AYPA), founded in British Columbia in 1913. As the Anglican Province of British Columbia has grown, so has our mandate, until the roll of our organization was to connect youth from across the entire province, as well as the Yukon. In the 1930s, our organization would organize banquets and track meets in Vancouver’s Stanley Park for athletes from a variety of Anglican Churches. In the 1980s, we hosted conferences in churches around the province that would attract 400 average attendees. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, our summer ministries projects equipped young leaders to reach remote places and people in our own province through faith. Today we still continue to connect youth from around BC in our own unique ways.
Officially, BCYAYM is a registered society under the province of British Columbia, and a copy of our constitution is available on request. We continue to operate thanks to generous donations and careful budgeting. We always welcome further donations, to continue to connect and develop youth across BC.