Ever dream about what it would be like to participate in the popular television show The Amazing Race?
If so, your dream could come true if you sign up for our one-of-a-kind event this summer called the Capital One Race for Kids! The June 1st event is designed for those of us who are over the age of 18 who want to be a kid again. Your team of four will follow a set of clues leading you to a series of challenging checkpoints in a race to the finish line.
“Sharing is caring,” says 20-year-old Magan Truesdale.
That was her response when asked why she was willing to share her story about the years she spent with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary (BGCC). Magan also encourages others involved with BGCC to share their stories as well.
“We need to share about the things that are important in life, such as Boys and Girls Clubs, which supports kids.”
Congratulations to Circle of Supports on receiving a Bhayana Family Foundation Award for collaboration!
The awards recognize the dedicated contributions of front-line agency staff at United Way funded agencies.
Calgary City Council declared April 24, 2013 Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day
A day to recognize and create awareness around sexual exploitation was established by a group of agencies, including Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary, and supported by city council.
"I am overwhelmed by the turnout," said City Alderman Diane Colley-Urquhart as she looked out across the room at the Servants Anonymous Society.
In 2012, our volunteers gave 19, 384 hours to helping children, youth and families in Calgary. That's the equivalent of two years!
Sitting on the couch watching a movie with some of the kids at the Thorncliffe Community Club, Dexter Bladek looks around the room to make sure the kids are having fun.
One child sits next to him and he immediately engages them, asking how their day is Dextersmcutlinegoing. He knows all the kids and the kids all know him. Dexter has been a volunteer with Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary (BGCC) for three years.
Chloe Neumann, a valuable staff for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary team, recently won an award for her commitment to ending youth homelessness.
She received an Arthur R. Smith Award in the Front-Line Employee category. The awards were created in the name of the Calgary Homeless Foundation to recognize and honour a front-line employee, a team and a volunteer who have demonstrated long-term commitment to Housing First and the goal to end homelessness.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary is gearing up for the Sixth Annual Pink Shirt Day on Feb. 27, 2013.
Club members will be dressed in pink shirts to take a united front against bullying.
As part of this great campaign, London Drugs is once again continuing its support of the powerful Pink Shirt Day campaign with the official Anti-bullying Pink Shirt Day shirts available at all 76 London Drugs locations in Western Canada.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary’s CEO, Cheryl Doherty, was presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal this week in a private ceremony attended by Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary (BGCC) staff, Board of Directors, Foundation Board members, leadership volunteers, as well as Boys of Girls Clubs of Canada staff and Board members.
The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal is given to Canadians to recognize their significant contributions and achievements, and to celebrate those who, like Her Majesty The Queen, have dedicated themselves to service to their fellow citizens, their community and their country.
Shirley Michie never had kids of her own but she instantly inherited hundreds when she started volunteering for Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary.
Shirley heard about the Food And Nutrition at School (FANS) program one day when she dropped her husband’s daughter off at school. The FANS program at West Dover Elementary needed some helping hands and Shirley put her name forward.
“I love it,” says Shirley. “It’s very rewarding in a lot of ways.”
The energy inside the Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary's Hangar location this Wednesday was extra high as the kids spent time with two members of the Calgary Flames.
Defenceman Derek Smith and team mascot Harvey the Hound arrived to The Hanger with chants of "Go! Flames Go!"
It was a warm welcome from the nearly 40 children who were anxiously awaiting to meet a local hockey star and his furry friend.