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Hoist North Preston: Virtual Reality

June 18, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm ADT

Join us on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 12:30pm for what will be a fun and interactive workshop with virtual reality.

About this event

When: Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Where: North Preston Community Centre, Multipurpose Room, 44 Simmonds Road, North Preston, NS

What is Hoist?

Hoist sessions are led by industry experts and are designed to help teens explore and expand their interests in technology and entrepreneurship. Workshops develop skills in areas like design, coding, game development, and much more.

Hoist sessions take place one Saturday a month (with the exception of July, August and December) and are targeted for teens ages 12 to 19.

Topics change each month and are based on current trends, as well as the needs and interests of Hoist participants. This helps make each session unique and fun for the participants.

June’s Topic: Virtual Reality

Join Volta and the team from Nearby Planet VR for a fun and educational session on virtual reality. You will learn about the many applications VR can be used for and a quick history lesson before getting the opportunity to have fun with the VR headsets.

What Happens at Hoist?


A healthy light lunch will be provided. Should there be any dietary restrictions or food allergies please let us know when registering and we will do our best to accommodate.


At the beginning of the session the industry expert will teach you about the subject, how it works and what key features you need to know to apply your skills.


Spend the rest of the afternoon applying the lessons and skills that you’ve just learned! Mentors will be available during this time to help.


Reflect and discuss events of the day with your new friends, considering what aspects of the workshop you found challenging, exciting, and how you plan on using your new skills in the future.


Although masks are not required, they are strongly recommended.

If you’re unable to attend an event please take a minute and cancel your ticket. This allows our events team to better prepare for every event.

NOTE: By attending this event, you agree to be photographed and/or filmed, and give permission to Volta to use your image in promotional and/or marketing materials.



June 18, 2022
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm ADT
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North Preston Community Centre
44 Simmonds Road
North Preston, Nova Scotia B2Z1A3
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