Special Events at Boys & Girls Clubs
Have you heard about Victoria's Teen Expo? This one day exhibition, for tweens and teens ages 12 to 18 years, and their families, will give youth on Vancouver Island the opportunity to connect with each other, their peers, their communities and community leaders. There will be many opportunities for interaction, activities, workshops and performances for this age group. Boys & Girls Clubs will be there, so come on out! Visit their website for more information.
Our AGM will be held on Wednesday, May 29th from 9:30 to 11:30 at the Delta Ocean Pointe Hotel & Spa in the Harbour Room. The format will be similar to past year and we will have speakers representing the program streams. Employee service awards and recognition of some of our long term Care Families will also be part of the program.
Wild About Whales
Wild About Whales is back and better than ever! WAW 2013 consists of two events: a Gala Cruise on May 4th and a Whale Derby on June 15th. Get ready to watch thousands of little rubber whales swimming down the gorge accompanied by a BBQ and family friendly activities. Stay tuned for updates about this exciting event, and check the event page regularly for the most up to date information!
Pink Shirt Day
On Wednesday February 27th 2013 we will join in the rally against bullying.Pink Shirt Day unites people in a movement to change people’s attitudes towards bullying. It teaches young people that we need to be more accepting of differences and that we cannot stand by and watch as bullying occurs around us. Our Pink Shirt Day page has all the details you need!
Bayside Christmas Craft Fair
On Thursday December 6th, 2012 our Central Saanich Club will be co-hosting a craft fair with Bayside Middle School! The proceeds from this event will benefit the programs that are jointly run by our club and the school. Come out any time between 3pm and 7:30pm and start your Christmas shopping! If you are interested in having a table at the craft fair, contact Michelle at 250-652-1135 ext 208. Click for the poster! Visit the Facebook event page!
Summer BBQs for Community Events
Everyone was delighted to celebrate with our summer wrap-up BBQs in June out at our community clubs.
Annual General Meeting 2012
We celebrated another successful year of making a difference in the lives of children, youth and families at our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, May 30th at the Delta Ocean Pointe Hotel in Victoria, BC. View photos from the AGM in the photo gallery.
You can view our Annual Report and Financial statements here.
Wild About Whales Derby 2012
Date: Saturday June 9th, 2012
Location: Esquimalt Gorge Park, 1070 Tillicum Rd. Esquimalt V9A 4J2
Visit the Wild About Whales 2012 Event page.
Our 2012 Wild About Whales Event raised close to $26,000 to support our afterschool programs in Greater Victoria. A huge thank you to all of our sponsors, the organizing committee and the event volunteers for their contribution to the success of this event. Thank you also to everyone who contributed by purchasing 'whale adoption tickets'.
View photos from the 2011 event.
WaterWalker Film Festival
Date: Saturday, April 21st, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: Outdoor Centre, 3900 Metchosin Rd.
Lovers of paddling and the outdoors! Boys & Girls Club Outdoor Centre is hosting the Waterwalker Film Festival on Saturday, April 21st from 6:00 - 9:00 pm, featuring a selection of the best films from the festival tour. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 on the door. Call the Outdoor Centre at 250-474-2449. Find out more about the festival at the Paddle Canada website.
Pink Shirt Day 2012
Each year in February, Boys & Girls Club promotes Pink Shirt Day throughout Greater Victoria. In just five years Pink Shirt Day, a public awareness campaign about bullying, has grown into a national craze. Pink Shirt Day 2012 was on February 29th. You can find out more about how Boys & Girls Clubs celebrated Pink Shirt Day here. Also pinkshirtday.ca has many more details and ideas about Pink Shirt Day.
Glow Snow Ball
Join us for a festive event aimed at kids ages 10 - 13 featuring glow in the dark fun, plus a live DJ and dancing. This event is at Oaklands Community Centre but you can register at any Boys & Girls Club. See this event on Facebook
When: Friday, December 9th, 2011
Where: Oaklands Community Centre
Community Craft Fair
Come and support local artisans in the community and check out the silent auction. Stay for the Bayside Winter Concert at 7:00 pm. Craft tables still available for those interested in selling your crafts - only $10, with all proceeds going to support youth programs. Contact Michelle Willis at 250-652-1135 ext. 208.
When: Thursday, December 8th, 2011 3:00pm – 7:30pm
Where: Bayside Middle School (1101 Newton Place - off Wallace Drive)
Would you like the opportunity to strengthen your stepfamily relationships and learn more about stepfamily dynamics?
This workshop may be beneficial for:
Interested Community Professionals
When: Monday, November 7, 2011 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: West Shore Child, Youth and Family Centre, 345 Wale Road, Youth Space
Cost: $10.00 – Community Members, $ 5.00 – Boys & Girls Club Parenting Program Participants
Must pre-register as class size is limited.
View the poster.
Monster Bash 2.0
Attention Boys and Ghouls! If you are 9 - 13 years old, head down to the James Bay Community Centre on October 28th for the ultimate halloween party! Activities will include an obstacle course, sumo wrestle, torture wheel, eyeball bounce, and of course, a costume comp. All to live beats from the resident DJ. Register with Harbourside Boys & Girls Club at 250-380-9250. View the poster.
Raise a Reader
Boys & Girls Clubs supported Raise a Reader Day on September 28, 2011, Volunteers and staff handed out the Times Colonist downtown from 7 am. In addition, all staff and participants stopped what they were doing at 3:10 pm to focus on reading books, newspapers, magazines or even web articles. Millstream Club is conitnuing to focus on literacy through their 'Search for Treasure, Read for Pleasure' initative. Literacy and numeracy programs are already running at our Harbourside Club. You can read more about our involvement in this article.
Pedal for Kids
Canadian Tire Foundation for Families launched their Pedal for Kids campaign on Tuesday, September 21st at Harbourside Boys & Girls Clubs. Jumpstart provides significant funding to Boys & Girls Club's participants. We wish them all the best for this fundraising campaign. Follow the riders' progress on their blog.
The Office Open
The Office Open took place on July 28th at The Office Lounge & Restaurant and Highland Pacific Golf Course. This event raised $7,000 to benefit Boys & Girls Club's after school programs. We are very grateful to Shelbey and everyone else who made this event so successful. Check out the feature on SNAP and in the Saanich News.
Annual General Meeting 2011
Our Annual General Meeting 2011 was held on Tuesday, June 21st at the Delta Ocean Pointe Hotel in Victoria, BC. Many thanks to our speakers, guests, staff members and Board of Directors for an inspiring meeting. Check out the Annual Report