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…

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The Gift of Dignity this Holiday Season

Here comes the holiday season, which at BGC will be filled with all of the things that kids and families need, plus a few special surprises! Breakfasts with Santa (many, many Santa’s…), community dinners, parties in the Clubs, gifts and stockings, and even an appearance in the Rogers Santa Claus parade are all on the…

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Doing the Math on the School Strike

In response to our last email newsletter, we received an incredible $8,000 in gifts, including one gift to match Jack Gin’s $5,000 challenge to “give forward”! Now that the dust has settled, we are turning our attention to raising the remaining $22,000 in unplanned expenses/lost revenue that resulted from the school closures in June and…

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The Secret to Our Success: Focus!

Now that school “is back” BGC is now welcoming more than 1,000 kids daily at our Clubs. Rather than rattling off the list of their activities and programs, we know that the most important thing that you can learn (and know) about our Clubs is that there, kids are seen and heard. Sound too simple? Or airy fairy? Well,…

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I Bet You’re Wondering…

…What Boys and Girls Clubs are doing next week during the first week of the school strike. I’ve spent a lot of time over the past 2 weeks fielding calls and inquiries about how BGC is responding to the likelihood that kids won’t be going back to school next week. So, I thought it might…

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March Madness at Boys and Girls Clubs

If you opened this because you were hoping to hear about US college basketball, I hope you’re not so disappointed that you don’t read on! At Boys and Girls Clubs, March brings a whole different kind of madness – full days with our Clubs full of kids – hundreds in fact, on school spring break!…

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BGC Raising the Grade!

Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada delivers a multi-faceted education program called Raise the Grade, aimed at increasing academic skills, high-school graduation rates, and access to post-secondary education for at-risk youth from a select group of Boys and Girls Clubs across the country. Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC is honoured to be…

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