Archive for 2013

Volunteer passionate about feeding children

Shirley Breakfast Lady SmShirley 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.”

Flames defenceman a hit with BGCC kids

1fbThe 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.

"This program instills so much love."

Stories GraphicKaytie is so grateful for the youth housing program she lives in because without it she wouldn’t have something she thought she’d never have – a love for her own mother.

Kaytie, her mother and siblings lived in a van for six years. Kaytie was a...

The gift of music

Cpo At Bgcc2 FbThe kids at the Falconridge Club were given a musical treat this week when two musicians from the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) performed everything from the modern sounds of Justin Beiber to the classical notes of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Thanks to Fluor Canada - an engineering, procurement and construction company - the Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary's Falconridge Club was filled with the gift of music.

Cpo At Bgcc2 FbAs part of the CPO's Musical Camps for Kids program, musicians Alexandra Early (on the violin) and David sussman (on the oboe) played and explained their musical world to the Falconridge Club members, who range in age from 6 to 12. See more photos on our Facebook page.

Rogers Raising the Grade

Rogers Tech Centre2 SmYouth who need an extra hand in their school work can get just that thanks to a new technology centre.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary, with the support of the Rogers Youth Fund, has received a brand new, state-of-the-art technology centre.

The Rogers Raising the Grade technology centre is located in our Bowness Club. The centre will help Calgary youth who are the highest risk of falling behind in school.

Graduates RAISE themselves up!

Twelve Aboriginal men and women made 1history recently as the first graduates of RAISE. 1

Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary started the program in October as a means of Re-Connecting Aboriginal Individuals with Skills for Employment (RAISE).

The program helped Aboriginal youth facing barriers to employment in Calgary gain skills, work experience and find employment.