• James Armstrong

The Underground Hudson Teen Centre opens this weekend


Area preteens and teens are invited to celebrate the official opening of The Underground, Hudson’s recently updated Teen Centre.

The recently updated and renovated Hudson Teen Centre officially launches on Saturday, January 20 with an energetic and eclectic event of wall graffiti, music, virtual reality games, photo booth, henna tattoos, make-up tutorials, Foosball, Ping-Pong, hot dogs, popcorn and cotton candy.

“We are really excited to have two musical acts, The Revolution and Josh Adams,” said Youth Centre Coordinator Serena Stabile adding the first act is comprised of four young men from Westwood Senior High School and the second act is the up-and-coming Montreal area singer/songwriter Josh Adams.

New equipment

According to Stabile, one of the items on the new equipment list was a 65-inch television that arrived January 16. “We also have a PlayStation Virtual Reality headset with a selection of games,” said Stabile noting that merely watching a player experience the roller coaster or haunted house game is also entertaining.

New name

The Youth Centre has a new name, The Underground or L’Underground was the result of a contest held in November, 2017.

“We had entries from Westwood Junior and Senior Schools and this was the winner,” said Stabile.

Focus of the event

“It’s a free event for teens and pre-teens in the area,” said Stabile. Festivities begin at 7:30 p.m. at The Teen Centre located in the lower level of the Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre, 394 Main Road, Hudson.