Nicole Schanker
JCC Teen Coordinator /BBYO City Director

After earning an MSW from Florida Atlantic University with a focus on child welfare, Nicole joined the Peace Corps, and served as a community and youth development volunteer in Armenia for two years. Her experience has given her the knowledge to work with youth from various socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, educational and other diverse backgrounds. Growing up, she was an active member of the JCC, and is thrilled to now join as an employee. Nicole’s goal is to provide a fun and safe environment for the teens in our community to help them become influential leaders of tomorrow.

Please contact Nicole at bbyoteens@jccgv.bc.ca with any questions or to just say hi.

Teen Programs

Pizza & Games
in the Teen Lounge
Get to know the new JCC Teen Coordinator /BBYO City Director! Join Nicole in the teen lounge for a pizza party and game night. Please RSVP by Sep 11
We Sep 16 4:30-6:00pm
Max 10 people

VIRTUAL Coffee Date
Connect with Nicole for virtual coffee. E-mail bbyoteens@jccgv.bc.ca to set up a zoom link and reserve a 30-minute time slot.
Items on the agenda include:

  • Meet and greet
  • Q&A for BBYO related questions
  • Go over the upcoming school year
  • Volunteer opportunities

Every Tu & Th 4:00-7:00pm

Dungeons & Dragons
Gr 2 – 10
A roleplay game through quests, battles and courtly intrigues. Beginners and advanced players are welcome. Participants will be divided by age.

D & D In-Person
Tu 4:00-5:30pm
Sep 15 – Dec 15 – 14 classes
P3212A M $100 / R $130 Register

We 4:00-5:30pm
Sep 16 – Dec 16 – 13 classes
V3213A M $90 / R $120 Register

Magic: The Gathering Club
Gr 3 – 11
Beginners and experienced players. Tournaments, deck building and chances to win cards. Includes a pack from the latest set.
Th 4:00-5:30pm
Sep 17 – Dec 17 – 14 classes
P3209A M $125 / R $165 Register

Red Cross Babysitting
Age 11 – 15
Learn to become a babysitter or to feel confident being home alone.
Topics include:

  • Being a Responsible Leader
  • Childhood Behaviours
  • Injury Is No Accident: Creating Safe Environments
  • Caring for Children
  • First Aid
  • The Business of Babysitting

Fr 10:00am-5:00pm Oct 23
P3203A M $65 / R $82 Register
Su 10:00am-5:00pm Nov 22
P3206A M $65 / R $82 Register

Waldman Library JQT Book Club
Partnering with JQT, this exciting new book club focuses on authors, issues, and characters that are underrepresented in mainstream Jewish culture.
Contact the library@jccgv.bc.ca for details.


Youth Small Group Personal Training     
(11+ years) 

More info here

NEW Fencing, Taekwondo, Krav Maga Self Defense

More info here


A safe space for TEENS to question everything under the rainbow. Gather once a month to explore 2LGBTQ+ topics through crafts, food, movies, guest speakers, out-trips, and tons more! Queerious is led by a queer staff and is open to high school students. Please contact queerious@jccgv.bc.ca for our upcoming schedule.

Israeli Youth

Ofek (Horizon) social and educational program
Age groups 6-8 yrs, 9-12 yrs, 12-16 yrs
An educational program for Jewish-Israeli children & youth to connect to their peers and to engage with Jewish and Israeli content. (In Hebrew).
Visit the Israeli Culture page for details…

Join the BBYO

Join the largest international sorority and fraternity for high school students in the world. Get access to exclusive member-only experiences in Vancouver and around the world. Become a member for just $149 for your entire high school period. For more info or to join a chapter contact bbyoteens@jccgv.bc.ca