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Mixing Work with Family – a Perfect Combination

April 29th, 2019 by

Michelle Janes can literally say that she’s grown up at Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Vancouver Island (BGCCVI). She can thank her mother Linda Janes for that, who herself has spent a half a lifetime at BGCCVI, a place they both consider their second home. “The City of…

Boys and Girls Clubs support critical Brain Development in children

March 14th, 2019 by

March 5th, 2019. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Vancouver Island program leaders and staff gathered at the Moose Hall in Cedar for a very interactive workshop about “Growing the Children’s Brain”. Gary Anaka, author and pioneer in Brain Health and Wellness lend the team through activities to…

BGCCVI announces Partnership with Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre

March 13th, 2019 by

published by Nanaimo News Bulletin A new free childcare program will help to give indigenous kids the right start with their education. The Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre announced on Thursday the grand opening of the Munu Learning Centre, operating out of the Boys and Girls Club of Central Vancouver Island…

Parenting Programs in the Comox Valley – UPDATE

March 13th, 2019 by

Boys and Girls Clubs Central Vancouver Island – Parenting Programs provide practical support ideas, in a safe, confidential environment for parents of preteens and teens. Parenting Programs encourage parents to build upon their family strengths while exploring the development of an emerging teen/adult. Parenting Without Power Struggles (10 weeks)An…

Summer 2017 Childcare and Early Learning Parent/Caregiver Survey

August 28th, 2017 by

How are we doing? The Summer 2017 Parent/Caregiver Survey is now available for parents of children and youth in BGCCVI Childcare and Early Learning programs to complete. The feedback we receive with each survey is integral in helping maintain and develop the outstanding programs our families expect from the…

Staff Summer 2017 Training Day

July 12th, 2017 by

Our program leaders and supervisors gathered at Chase River Club last month for our summer staff training day and BBQ. All BGCCVI staff are properly trained and equipped for any circumstance regarding the safety and well being of the kids in their programs. Training days like this one also…

Whale Watching Excursion – June 2017

July 7th, 2017 by

This year, the kids from our clubs at Aspen and Brooklyn in the Comox Valley got the amazing opportunity to go whale watching out of Campbell River with Captain John Lewis. The trip was focused on our Education Support, Nature and Creative Arts Core Programming.  The kids were free to…

Chase River Pre-School Graduation 2016-2017

June 29th, 2017 by

Chase River pre-school just wrapped up its 2016-2017 year with our amazing group of kids! We shared lots of laughs and experiences over the year and we wanted to show you what the kids were up to during their time with us. Some of our favourite outings were nature walks…

Forest Park Beautification Partner Project

May 16th, 2017 by

Forest Park Beautification Partner Project What an AWESOME difference an evening can make!  Thank you so much to our friends at the Woodgrove Centre Old Navy.  Their crew joined our staffers at the Forest Park location last Friday night.  Sleeves were rolled up, rakes and paint rollers were wielded, and…

Youth Lounge Open!

October 9th, 2015 by

We’re very excited to announce the opening of the Youth Lounge at the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre! The youth lounge is a joint partnership between Vancouver Island University, The Boys & Girls Club of Central Vancouver Island, RCMP and the City of Nanaimo. The youth lounge will be open to…