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7th Annual Golf Tournament

Our 7th annual Golf Tournament is scheduled to take place on June 24, 2017 at Sawmill Gold Course in Fenwick. This event is a great way to enjoy a day of Golf with friends at the same time that you help to raise money for the Upper Deck! So get your team of 4 together and sign up today! To register your team you can email us at info@yfclincoln.com. We look forward to seeing you there!

Golf Tournament Form

Prayer Letter – March 2017

Here is our quarterly prayer letter for the Upper Deck. These are sent out by mail to everyone on our contact list. If you would like to start receiving these letters by mail, email us at info@yfclincoln.com. We would love to add you to our contact list. If you would like to donate to any of our staff or to the general fund click here.

YFC/Youth Unlimited Niagara Bowlathon 2017

If you were thinking to yourself, “When is this years  YFC/Youth Unlimited bowlathon? I haven’t bowled in almost a year!” Then this is the news you have been waiting for! It’s almost time for this years annual Bowlathon. This year it will be on May 6, 2017 and will once again be a combination of Lincoln, Niagara Falls and Welland satellites. This is a fun night of bowling, friends and helping raise money for your local youth centre.

Where is it?

Fairview Lanes 285 Geneva St in St. Catharines (in the Fairview Mall).  The event is from 6:30 pm till 9:30 pm. (Registration is at 6)

How do I register?

Contact the office to obtain a sponsor kit: 905-562-8904 or Peter’s cell at 905-329-7607

How much money do I have to raise?

Each bowler is to raise a minimum of $100.00 in donations in order to be a participant in the event.

Will there be prizes?

There will be prizes for the individual bowler raising the most money, the team of bowlers to raise the most money, and more !!!

***Participants should return their completed package to your team leader on the day you bowl.

If you have any other questions feel free to contact us.

Upper Deck’s Trivia Night

Upper Deck is hosting it’s second Trivia Night on  Friday October 14, 2016. Tickets are $15 each, or you can buy an entire team for $90 (6 people per team) It will be held at the Upper Deck – 3446 Rittenhouse Road, Vineland (Lincoln for some GPS). This trivia has 8 categories with 10 questions each. All proceeds go towards the Upper Deck Youth Centre. If you have any questions or you would like to buy tickets you can contact Peter Juhlke @ 905-329-7607 (text or call) or you can email him at peter.j@yfclincoln.com. We hope to see you there!

Upper Deck Youth Centre’s Annual Banquet


The Upper Deck Youth Centre is hosting their annual banquet on Thursday September 22, 2016 at Hernder Estate Wines. We are looking for table sponsors who are willing to find a table of friends and family together to enjoy a great meal provided by Hernder Estate Wines and hear what has been going on at the Upper Deck over the past year. If you would like to attend or sponsor a table, you can email us at info@yfclincoln.com by September 19, 2016. If you would like more information, you can either email us at the above email, or you can give us a call at 905-562-8904. We look forward to seeing you there!

YFC Lincoln’s 2014 Banquet– Highlights

The 2014 YFC/  Youth Unlimited Lincoln Fall Banquet at Hernder Estate Wines gave YFC staff, volunteers, and steering committee members an opportunity to thank past donors for their support and introduce prospective donors to the ministry.

Thanks to generous sponsors and friends of the ministry most of the night’s expenses were already covered, meaning the banquet could bring in between $12 000 and $14 000 (final numbers not available at the time this page was published). In addition, guests were made aware of the various needs of the Upper Deck Youth Centre, YFC’s drop in centre located in Vineland.

The evening began with some musical pieces that fit in well with the theme for this year, western. Jen Vanderwier and Calvin DeVries, brother of Upper Deck director Steph DeVries, provided the live music for the event, and Steve Samuels, ministry staff member, served as emcee.

YFC Lincoln director Glen Sparks thanked this year’s sponsors, then opened with prayer. After dinner, dessert and more music from Calvin and Jen, ministry staff Jane Bleijerveld shared a bit about some of the programs that operated out of Upper Deck this past year and gave a summary of the events and outings that took place offsite.  Steve and Steph then took turns laying out their vision for the ministry.

As Steph wrapped up, she announced that a young boy who attends Upper Deck had asked if he could address the crowd to give a simple but unplanned thank you. Then two more young people shared, one at the podium and one via videotaped recording. Steering committee member Larry Dyck then gave a direct appeal to the audience for financial support. After a closing hymn, steering committee member Jerry Schroeder gave final announcements and dismissed the crowd.

4th Annual Upper Deck Golf Tournament

Sunshine, great prizes, and playing golf while supporting a worthy cause… what could be better?  One couldn’t ask for a better set of circumstances during the 4th Annual Upper Deck Golf Tournament.  Thanks to all who have contributed to the success of the day.  Click here to see some highlights from the day.

The Vineland Car Show Is Back!

The Vineland Car Show, which is in support of YFC/ Youth Unlimited Lincoln’s Upper Deck Youth Centre, is back.

Saturday June 20 2015 9am @ Southridge Community Church Vineland.

The Many Hands Reveal Day– A Huge Success

On April 12, YFC/ Youth Unlimited Lincoln’s Upper Deck Youth Centre reopened its doors to the young people of Vineland and beyond after undergoing a renovation courtesy of Niagara College’s Many Hands Project.

Each year, this class takes on a rebuilding project to teach its students hands-on renovation skills.  The Upper Deck was its 2014 recipient.  The YFC facility receive a new floor, furniture, computers, couches, a new stove and a  new television.  The Project put on various fundraisers throughout the past few months to finance the upgrades.

YFC Lincoln is very grateful to all involved with the Many Hands Project.  Their hard work, perseverance through adversity, and commitment to follow through were evident.  We also thank God for the blessings provided for this ministry through this renovation.

Click on the pictures below to enlarge.

Solar Panels Are Up And Running

solarThe  solar panels sitting on top of YFC/Youth Unlimited Lincoln’ s Upper Deck Youth Centre are now turned on and are running. The returns on this long term investment into the future of our area teens has been paying dividends since March of 2014. In a little over 2.5 years, our local community helped us pay off a total cost of $35000. They were fully paid for at the end of 2016. We want to say a big THANK YOU!