Do you see what I see?

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year”, according to the old Andy Williams holiday classic. It’s the season of giving, and of course, this is the time when we’re all thinking about giving to those we love, and causes we care about. After more than 80 years, Boys and Girls Clubs have learned that…

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Best. Dinner. Ever.

Last Thursday evening, Boys and Girls Clubs had a few of our besties over for dinner. You know what it’s like: you plan the best menu, get cleaned up, and wait for everyone to arrive. I’ll admit, it was a little out of the ordinary, because, well, it was 347 of our besties, it was…

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Is it really just summer camp?

Hey, Summer day camps in the city include popsicles, trips to the beach, dodge ball, arts and crafts, gardening, and on those REALLY hot days, just finding a shady spot to play a game or read… and just cool down. At Camp Potlatch, there’s swimming, kayaking, rock climbing, mass games, and new friends from far…

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What would summer camp be… without kids?

Hi there, When we think about kids and summer, we think of them at play, which looks so fun and carefree. We don’t consciously realize that play, is in fact, their work! It’s how they practice all of the lessons they are learning from their parents, teachers, role models, heroes, and even from their friends.…

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BGC always wears pink coloured glasses!

At BGC, we have always known that bullying, regardless of whether it’s physical, verbal, written, or online, has long-term negative impacts for everyone involved… the targets of bullying (and their friends and families), the witnesses, and the bullies themselves. We also know that there are constructive ways for kids to develop skills to prevent bullying…

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Any other eternal optimists out there?!

Hi there, January is always a little “something”… as in, not my favourite month, I suppose. And this January, I was a bit more blah than usual because of a Fraser Institute report recently released that speaks to the fact that charitable giving in Canada is at a 10-year low, and that BC is near…

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