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…

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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 here. 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

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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…

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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…

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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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