Fun for Stampede youth at Indian Village

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Learning! Exploring! Playing!

These are all activities provided by Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary's Aboriginal Services Team for children of the families who stay at the Stampede Indian Village.

BGCC Aboriginal Services and the Calgary Stampede have fostered a growing relationship within the last few years. Most recently, BGCC Aboriginal Services has been offering day-camp programming to children and youth (ages 6-13) whose families are involved in the 10-day Stampede experience.

The Calgary Stampede in itself has a long history of involving First Nation communities to be part of the 10-day celebration of Western culture and history. As these families continue to support this historical event, BGCC Aboriginal Services endeavors to be a part of that story by exposing these children and families to Aboriginal Services and programs offered in the City of Calgary.

People of the Treaty Seven area believe that it takes a village to raise a child. BGCC supports this philosophy through our Aboriginal initiatives and specifically through our relationship with the Calgary Stampede.

This year, the youth have been able to visit the Telus Spark Science Centre, learn how to make a video, go swimming, visit the Calgary Zoo and participate in a cultural craft day where they learned teepee making and heard traditional First Nations stories.