We the North

In advance of the Raptors’ annual exhibition game in Vancouver last week, NBA Raptors All-Stars, Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan along with Bruno Caboclo and Lucas Nogueira dropped by our Kimount Club in Vancouver to host a basketball clinic with our kids and to unveil the gym that NBA Canada and Bell refurbished. “We all […]

You Can Talk About Tragedy, or Do Something About It

The recent news about the death of 18-year-old Alex Gervais in a hotel in the Fraser Valley has focused on the fact that he was housed in a hotel for a period of time while he was in the care of the government. It’s probably worth saying out loud that the reason that kids end […]

The Antidote for Kids “Going Off Track”

Why do Clubs matter?
Have you ever noticed that behind the excitement of back-to-school in September is a secret, collective sigh of relief from parents? We have, and it always entertains us because we totally get it! We love September because back-to-school means thousands of kids coming back to our 12 neighbourhood Clubs after school. While tons of them […]

We Have BIG Goals!

Fact: I like back to school in September. All the super cliché things make me happy – the crisper air, changing leaves, and I’ll admit it, I still kinda like the back to school shopping. We start fresh, look to the future, and get excited about what’s coming next. Around the Boys and Girls Clubs, […]

The Best Summer Ever

What comes to mind when you imagine THE perfect summer for kids? You might think of day trips to the beach or Science World, eating ice cream, a week away at camp, hiking, baseball, swimming, or even just playing outside with friends. What if I told you those exact things are happening in our Clubs […]

What Inspires You?

Last month, I had the pleasure of speaking at Sam Sullivan’s Public Salon, a night “introducing Vancouver to itself” through speakers sharing their ideas and passions.  Check out the video So we ask: What inspires you? Maybe Boys and Girls Clubs can! More soon, Carolyn Carolyn Tuckwell President & CEO [email protected] | 604-879-6554 | @CarolynBGC

Fact: We Have the Most Amazing Volunteers

If you live in the Boys and Girls Club world, April brings more than spring showers, it delivers a big reminder to acknowledge and be grateful for the thousands of hours of time BGC’s more than 1,500 volunteers give us annually! Surprised? Well, volunteerism is yet another activity/measure where we – BGC – buck trends […]

Race For Kids is Coming Up on June 6, 2015!

Sign up your team today! What IS Race for Kids? Click here to find out! Why Race for Kids? We think it is the perfect combination between The Amazing Race and Minute to Win It! Last year, we raised over $30,000 for Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC, and this year we have […]

Kids CAN Change the World: Pink Shirt Day Recap

Before the day is over, I wanted to share a few highlights from today – our 8th Annual Pink Shirt Day. We are so grateful to CKNW, Coast Capital Savings, London Drugs and all of the other partners who make Pink Shirt Day not only a great public awareness campaign against bullying, but financially successful […]

Belonging is the Antidote for Bullying

Have you ever thought about what ‘belonging’ means? For some, an exclusive Club might come to mind, and to others, it might conjure up feelings of security and safety. If you ask kids (as I did recently), they say it means that ‘you fit in’, and when people are nice to you. ‘Belonging’ isn’t a […]