The YCA faced limited activities in 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic but resumed normal programs in April.
Three long-time board members stepped down, and four new community leaders joined the board.
The YCA organized various events throughout the year, including a community circle discussion, trail work days, garage sale, clean-up, Crabfest, regatta participation, and Halloween activities. They also hosted a New Year's Eve bash.
Ongoing projects include emergency preparedness, CVRD partnership, public lake access clean-up, and addressing excessive boat noise. The YCA maintains communication through monthly meetings, a Facebook page, a monthly newsletter, and a website. Board members also hold leadership roles in other community organizations.
Activities in 2021 were limited due to the COVID-19 restrictions. The board met monthly, mostly remotely on Zoom. They participated in broom cutting in May and June, decorated the Mile 77 sign for Canada Day but didn't organize further activities due to subdued celebrations in respect to the residential school history. In October, they organized a successful outdoor Halloween haunted house, delivered candy, and had fireworks. In December, they donated to support families and participated in a decorated truck event.
Unfortunately, several annual events such as the garage sale, Youbou clean-up, Lake Days parade, regatta, pancake breakfast, and New Year's Eve party were canceled in 2021.
Ongoing projects included emergency preparedness, awaiting an agreement with the CVRD hall management team, and training residents as Level 1 ESS responders.
They worked with the CVRD on addressing various issues and hoped to work on public lake access and excessive boat noise once COVID-19 restrictions allowed.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many events and activities in Youbou were canceled in 2020.
The association held its annual general meeting and conducted a survey to gauge member interests. Various events like Euchre afternoons, invasive species cleanup, virtual Canada Day celebrations, a haunted drive-through, and holiday initiatives took place with safety precautions.
Ongoing projects included emergency preparedness, partnership with the CVRD (Cowichan Valley Regional District), public lake access advocacy, addressing excessive boat noise, and maintaining communication channels.
The association expressed gratitude to community members and local businesses for their contributions and support during challenging times. Looking ahead, they plan to conduct a survey to gather feedback and hope to resume community activities when it is safe to do so.