Club House Gala = All the Feels

Hi there, Maybe it was the Friday night (first time ever), or the change of season, or maybe it’s just that it was a room full of old and new friends of BGC, but the 2019 Club House Gala was our best yet. Perry Solkowski, Fred Lee, and Erica Sigurdson, our “A-Team”, brought their best……

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Beyond Bug Bites and Camp Fires

At Camp Potlatch, our best kept secret is that, even though we’re “in the wilderness” every single interaction and activity is still designed to propel kids towards our 4 big life impacts: relationship skills, healthy living behaviours, a lifelong love of learning, and leadership skills. That they don’t know they’re learning is just fine with…

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Summer “School” – BGC Style 😉

Wanna know a secret? We hope that each and every time we send you a message, you’ll learn something new and profound about what we do. The average person on the street seems to think of us as a place where kids hang out, play sports, and have fun. We are that…but with a mission. When…

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Fine and Dandy

Hello again, Yes, I will admit that the subject line is a shameless (and hopefully a bit comical) attempt to make you open this email! Here’s why: last month, I shared how kids feeling safe creates the required foundation for them to grow up well, and how that is a key outcome of the work…

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Safe and Sound

Hi there, Usually when I email you, I’m sharing information or stories about our work to help you understand what Boys and Girls Clubs (BGC) is all about. Today, it struck me that to really understand our work, you should probably know that it is all intentionally designed and executed to achieve our vision: that all children…

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Change is in the air… enduring change!

Hi there, In my last message to you, I wrote about how at BGC we’ve honed our approach to working with kids by creating an environment and experience that feels very different to them: BGC is a place where they WANT to be, and where they, without even noticing, experience enduring, positive change as a…

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Summer is coming!

Hi Friend, Finally, May is here, and with it, the promise of summer! That means that here at Boys and Girls Clubs, we’re busy putting together our plans to provide thousands of kids all of the summer fun that they deserve while school is out.  If you’re reading this, then you’re already a friend of ours.  And…

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Hello, Did you know that amid the stories and theories and legends about the origins of Valentine’s Day, is one common element: all of the theories suggest that “Valentine”, of whom there seem to have been more than one, had altruistic intentions, and met with their end as a result. How sad, considering that now,…

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