WHEN IS YC 2017
May 20-22, 2017
This year YC Alberta happens May long weekend. It starts SATURDAY, and runs through holiday Monday.
WHERE IS IT
Enmax Centrium, Red Deer
YC 2017 will rock out the Centrium in Red Deer, Alberta.
YC 2017 | RISE
Our theme for YC 2017 is RISE.
I love the overcomer stories in the bible. They inspire me and give me hope. Gideon overcame the Midianites, David overcame Goliath, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego overcame the fiery furnace but not one of them accomplished this on their own. God was with them and God is with this generation too as they face incredible resistance and pressure to conform to a culture contrary to their values…
A message for parents & leaders
I have never been more excited for a YC event as I am for YC 2017! In case you haven’t heard; WE ARE MOVING to a new location and to a new weekend. Starting next year, YC will take place in Red Deer Alberta at the Enmax Centrium and Westerner Park and it’s all going to happen on the May long weekend!
On May 20-22, 2017, Saturday through Monday afternoon, YC will continue its journey back in the very place where it all began some 23 years ago. We will be starting around 1:00 PM on Saturday and ending around 1:00 PM on Monday. We hope these new times will make it easier for Leaders to get their Students to YC and back home at a more relaxed pace. In addition to that, Friday night youth ministries do not have to be disrupted nor will there be as much school to miss.
There are some great features that come with this venue, one being that most of our conference will be under one roof. Westerner Park is a unique property and offers us some great opportunities for additional side stages and breakout sessions that will fit well with our vision.
Our theme for YC 2017 is RISE.
I love the overcomer stories in the bible. They inspire me and give me hope. Gideon overcame the Midianites, David overcame Goliath, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego overcame the fiery furnace but not one of them accomplished this on their own. God was with them and God is with this generation too as they face incredible resistance and pressure to conform to a culture contrary to their values.
In the Old Testament, the Lord had shown Ezekiel a valley of dry bones and asked, “Can these bones become living people again?” And then he told him “Speak to these dry bones and say, this is what the Sovereign Lord says: Look! I am going to put breath into you and make you live again! I will put flesh and muscles on you and cover you with skin. I will put breath into you, and you will come to life…So I spoke the message as He commanded me and they all came to life and stood up on their feet – a great army” (Ezekiel 37) That’s exactly what I’m praying for, that we would speak a prophetic message of life to this generation, that they would know that the power of God in them enables them to rise above their doubts, their pain, their failures, and their fears so that they would be able to walk in the identity and authority of Christ.
The Apostle Paul wrote “And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your immortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you…Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love?…No, despite all the things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.” (Romans 8) What a message of hope we get to share! I have a feeling this is going to be one of our best YC’s ever.
We loved being in Edmonton but it was time to say goodbye to Rexall and the 17 years of incredible memories we shared there. We really believe the Lord has a great plan for our ministry and for the many YC’s that are yet to come. I look forward to seeing you all at YC 2017!
Let ’s call this generation to RISE!
Extreme Dream Ministries
No, you will need to use a computer when registering online.
You will need both your Wristband, and printed Ticket. Your ticket will be emailed to you at the point of purchase, we will then send you your wristbands in the mail. If you register beyond May 11 2017, your wristband will be held for you at the venue to be picked up at will call.
YC Alberta will begin around 4PM on Saturday at the Enmax Centrium in Red Deer and end at approximately 1pm on Monday. For those needing to register on-site or pick up tickets/wristbands, On-site Registration opens at 12pm at will call. (Times subject to change).
Junior High and High School students, young adults and chaperones. No children please.
Registration includes entrance to all YC Alberta sessions, workshops, concerts, and many activities. (Remember, registration does not include accommodation, transportation, or any meals.)
Take advantage of our Earlybird Registration. See registration section for details.
No, YC Alberta is designed to be a closed conference as opposed to an evening rally or festival.
Yes. All who attend are required to pay. This helps keep the cost for students much lower. We know that youth leaders, sponsors, and chaperones will also benefit from the ministry of this weekend.
We ask that all youth under the age of 18 attend with a chaperone or under the supervision of a youth group. We strongly suggest a ratio of 1 youth leader for every 7 youth.
The Heart Behind YC
About YC and Extreme Dream Ministries
YC Alberta is a multi-denominational Christian youth conference, presented annually by Extreme Dream Ministries. At Extreme Dream we are passionate about seeing youth radically transformed by the life-changing power of a relationship with Jesus and the plan He has for them to make a difference in the world they live in. The guest speakers and bands we bring in for YC share our passion for seeing a generation transformed by the love of God and equipped to live in His purposes.
YC weekend will have your youth singing their hearts out with anointed worship leaders; they will be sitting on the edge of their seats listening to first-class communicators whose messages will educate, encourage and inspire. Afternoon options include a wide variety of workshops that directly target the issues your youth are facing, fun games and activities. Let’s not forget the concerts, with the absolute best in Christian music.
We believe YC will have a positive impact on every student who attends!
23 Years of Ministry
Extreme Dream Ministries
Extreme Dream Ministries is a Christ centered ministry which exists primarily to affect a radical shift in the global spiritual climate among youth and young adults. We promote being a follower of Jesus Christ through powerful events like YC; missions experience through YC Missions; and any other creative means imaginable. We are committed to making much of Jesus while influencing the Church and society towards living life in the purposes of God.