The Youth United Anti-Bullying Film Festival returns for its fourth year and will take place on Wednesday, February 25th at l'école Victor Brodeur in Esquimalt. Boys & Girls Clubs are proud to take the lead in this event. Working alongside the other members of the Community Centre Network we are reaching out to children and youth and encouraging them to be heard on the topic of bullying. It is our goal to deepen the understanding that youth have of the impact bullying has on others and to increase behaviors that counteract those impacts. Check out our poster here. To learn how you can participate in this year’s film festival click here. Proudly sponsored by CTV, C-FAX and KOOL FM.
The little miracles that happen every day at Boys & Girls Club Services of Greater Victoria can be summed up in the new public service announcements that have been launched by our national office. We are sharing one on Dr. Jean Clinton that illustrates how Boys & Girls Clubs create positive opportunities for young people to dream, grow and achieve their full potential. We just never know how far a child can go when we show kids we care and that we believe in them. Please click on the link
Saturday, January 24th was a very special day for us! It took just over 2 years to accomplish it but we officially opened the Kaare Norgaard Boys & Girls Club of Central Saanich! A number of special donors were on hand including Tom Pringle, President of the Norgaard Foundation. We were pleased to name the building after their founder, Kaare Norgaard, as a result of their gift of $150,000 towards the building project and program support. We also paid special tribute to Mark and Danielle Marley by naming the lounge after them. The Marley’s were the project managers and were successful in encouraging contractors and suppliers to donate over half of the building project costs! The Saanich Fruit Growers Association, Mike & Leah O’Brien and Peninsula Co-op were also singled out as was the District of Central Saanich for providing us with the building site.