The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Vancouver Island launch 40th Anniversary Celebrations
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Vancouver Island is proud to celebrate 40 years of Community Service. Every day since 1972 the club has been taking care of children, while parents take care of business. In recent years the club, which is a registered charity, has grown tremendously and today provides over 100 local jobs. Dedicated staff work from 12 centre's, located from Cowichan to the Comox Valley, and are responsible for the care and enrichment of more than 500 young lives every day.
Staff specialize in life changing experiences
To celebrate the 40th anniversary the club is choosing to showcase the level of passion staff have for children and has recently unveiled a series of posters entitled Our staff specialize in life changing experiences. Each poster communicates an inspiring story about transformation in a child's life and serves as a powerful reminder to childcare providers that their work and words, have tremendous value and impact on young lives. Perhaps you have a story of your own?
Calling all Alumni and Former Staff Members
To celebrate 40 years of community service in the region, we invite alumni and former staff members to celebrate the achievements of the last 40 years by emailing your most memorable and moving stories to firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, see many of the old faces and meet the new, at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Vancouver Island 40th Anniversary celebration event at the Clippers hockey game, Sunday, December 9th, 2012 at Frank Crane Arena in Nanaimo.
Game time: 3pm.
To purchase tickets, please call the Clippers at Tel: 250-751-0593
WE ARE EXPANDING!!
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Vancouver Island are pleased to announce the addition of two locations to their Out of School programs in the Comox Valley. Following our success at Aspen Park Elementary, we are excited for the September 5, 2012 start of an Out of School Care program at Brooklyn Elementary in Comox and at Courtenay Elementary in Courtenay.
In honour of our expansion, Board and Staff would like to invite the public to stop by our Comox Valley Club House located at 367 11th Street in Courtenay on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 between the hours of 3 pm – 7 pm, to enjoy some cake and celebrate with us.
We will have our friendly program staff on hand to answer any questions and accept Early Registrations to our Out of School Programs as well as to provide information on all of the programs designed for children, youth and families that we currently have available in our community.
Registration packages are available on the Registration and Membership page or through the Club House. They will also be available at the Open House. Please call
250-338-7582 for further information.
Looking for employment or a volunteer opportunity? Our Human Resources Manager will be on site accepting resumes for career opportunities and providing information on the various volunteer positions that exist within our organization.
We would love to have you to stop by and learn more about what the BGCCVI has to offer and why the Boys and Girls Clubs are “a good place to be”.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Vancouver Island is a proud member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, the nation’s largest child and youth-serving organization.
We are excited to be celebrating our 40th Anniversary this year of serving the children and youth in our local communities!
Crown Isle Offers Golf Lessons and Lunch to BGCCVI Summer Camp Participants
We are excited to announce a wonderful partnership with Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community. Members of the Crown Isle Men’s Club have stepped forward for a second summer in a row to offer BGCCVI Summer Camp participants a unique experience that many children would otherwise be unable to have.
On six separate occasions, twelve children between the ages of 8 and 12 that are registered to attend our Summer Day Camp programs have been invited to Crown Isle to receive a golf lesson and lunch at the resort. The first “Golf Mini-Camp” will take place this week on July 12 so don’t miss out. The next two are scheduled for August 7th and August 9th. We would like to thank Crown Isle and the members of the Men’s Club for their amazing continued support.
These golfing sessions join an already jam-packed summer of fun and activity being offered by our Summer Camp Program which includes water sports, community outings and an upcoming Soccer Camp in August. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.For more information or to register, please call Michelle Carty at 250-218-6583. For information on our programs in the Comox Valley, please call our Administration Office at (250) 338-7582 or visit the Comox Valley Club page.
We would like to congratulate the following families on winning gift certificates for child care:
|Kelly and Daryl R.
|We would also like to thank all those who filled out and returned our Child Care Surveys. Although the draw is over, we encourage you to fill out a survey if you have not already done so. Your feedback is confidential and a VERY important part of helping us expand, enhance and identify gaps in our programs!
A huge thank you to Comox Valley – the 10th Annual Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Vancouver Island Golf tournament presented by Coastal Community Credit Union raised $27,000 net this year!
We are very grateful to all of the sponsors, businesses, volunteers, and community members who made this day such a success. Thank you also to Crown Isle for hosting us again this year. We are truly grateful for all of the support, and these dollars will make a huge difference in the lives of children, families, and youth in the Comox Valley.
How The Home Depot Canada Foundation is supporting affordable housing and building strong communities for Canadians in need with thousands of “Paper Hammers”
Did you know that you can improve your community using only a paper hammer? It’s true. All it takes is a few thousand people to buy a $2 “Paper Hammer” at their local The Home Depot store between May 31 and July 4.
This year, as part of The Home Depot Canada Foundation’s annual Buy a Hammer, Build Our Community campaign, each of The Home Depot’s 180 retail locations across Canada will raise funds to support their charitable partner’s affordable housing and community improvement projects.
Please visit your local The Home Depot store today and buy a $2 “Paper Hammer” or visit The Home Depot Canada Foundation website to learn more. Not sure where your local store is? Visit The Home Depot website and use the store locator to find yours!
The Boys and Girls Clubs would like to thank the City of Nanaimo for donating two truckloads of sand for our Fifth Street facility's sandbox. Our children (and some of our staff?) will have hours of fun in it!Visit our Facebook page for pictures.
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