Feb 6, 2018

Dunk for Diabetes

Dunk for Diabetes
Dunk for Diabetes

Thank you for your continued support to Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada (BGCC). Your generous donations allow us to continue providing important programs that supports the healthy development of young people.

BGCC recently launched a new program called Dunk for Diabetes. The Sun Life Dunk for Diabetes aims to bring awareness to type 2 diabetes while teaching youth at Boys and Girls Clubs the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle. The program has participants take part in weekly, basketball-themed fitness and nutrition challenges, with the chance to win prizes after each challenge is completed. The top 10 kids from each Club location will celebrate their achievements with NBA talent at the end of the program.

As part of the national expansion, over 600 kids from Boys and Girls Clubs across Canada are participating in this innovative six-week program and have committed to maintaining healthy lives on and off the court.

“At Boys and Girls Clubs, we know that physical activity and healthy lifestyles are critical to prevent type 2 diabetes and other health risks,” said Owen Charters, President & CEO, Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada. “The Dunk for Diabetes pilot program has received rave reviews from our youth and staff, and thanks to Sun Life Financial, NBA Canada, and the Raptors, we are proud to enter the second phase of this national initiative and bring the program to 20 more locations in 2018.”

Thank you again for your generous support.

Sep 28, 2017

STEAM Ahead update

On behalf of the children and youth we serve, thank you for your continued support to STEAM Ahead. The feedback to this program continues to be positive and is among our most popular programs. We recently sent a call for applications to this year’s round of funding and were amazed with the great interest that Clubs continue to have with the program. For the 2017-2018 school year, 13 Clubs covering six provinces and the Yukon will receive STEAM Ahead grants. A few of these Clubs are either in rural or remote locations where access to STEM-related programs is limited or non-existent so running this program at these Clubs is a fantastic way for their exposure to STEM education.

Sep 12, 2017

Fun and learning at summer camps

Summer camps
Summer camps

Thank you for your support!

Boys and Girls Clubs members across the country have enjoyed the last couple of months off for their summer holidays. While school was not open, children and youth continued to learn while participating in Boys and Girls Clubs summer programs. Boys and Girls Clubs across Canada offered summer camps, offering a safe and fun place for children and youth to go while their parents are at work. These summer programs enable children and youth to continue learning and building skills while they’re away from their traditional school setting. At summer camps, kids can pursue activities like sports, swimming and dramatic arts. Clubs also offer field trips during the summer, a chance for children and youth to visit different places allowing them to explore new areas that can be part of their growth and development.

With your support, Boys and Girls Clubs in Canada are able to provide year-round programming fostering an ongoing growth and development among the children and youth we serve. We look forward to providing you with our next report.

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