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Still Going Strong

Still Going Strong

Over the past two months, the staff at the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Okanagan have been giving it their all. We have provided a wide array of services, including child care for Essential Service Workers (ESW), housing for young people, youth drop-in support, and [...]

COVID-19 Time Capsule

COVID-19 Time Capsule

During this time of not knowing what is going to happen next, there are two things that are for certain – we will get through this, and you will remember these times for the rest of your life. Years from now we will look back and remember the period of [...]

Future Programming and Registration Amidst COVID-19

Future Programming and Registration Amidst COVID-19

Summer Programs This is the time of year when we begin our planning for our summer programs. As we are uncertain how long services will be impacted by COVID-19, we are holding off publishing our Summer Program Guides until we have a better idea. Check our website [...]

COVID19 – How Can I Help?

COVID19 – How Can I Help?

Interested in helping those who need us most during COVID-19? Many of you have reached out to ask how you can help. First of all “thank you”. We are doing the best we can to ensure our children, youth, and families and staff are safe and healthy. As the challenges of [...]

Resources For Families During COVID-19

Resources For Families During COVID-19

During this tough time we want to be there as a resource for children, youth, and families in our communities. With the help of Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, we have compelled a list of resources that range from educational material to mindfulness resources to [...]

JaysCare Foundation Challenges

JaysCare Foundation Challenges

Be Unstoppable! Get involved in JaysCare’s daily Unstoppable Kids Challenges and have fun while gaining new skills at home!Here’s how it works: 1.) Who are these challenges for? They are for children and youth ages 4 to 18 who live in Canada. 2.) How do [...]

What To Do When Isolated?

What To Do When Isolated?

In times like this we need to stay calm, comfort those around us, and practice compassion. Take a look below for things to do with the family during isolation, mental wellness resources, and educational tips about limiting the spread of COVID-19. Things to do While [...]

Updates on COVID-19

Updates on COVID-19

Oct. 4 , 2021, As we continue to provide services and programs during the COVID-19 pandemic, BGC Okanagan does so with the safety of our Club families, staff and communities as the top priority. We ask you to please review, and speak with your child about, the updated [...]

Climb for a Cause

Climb for a Cause

In 2019 one of our wonderful staff members by the name of Victoria Schermel started a fundraiser for Journey Home and the Upstream Project which brought it over $8,000 for the program! The only catch was, this wasn’t your average fundraiser. Along with a group [...]

The Upstream Project Comes to the Okanagan

The Upstream Project Comes to the Okanagan

In collaboration with A Way Home , Journey Home , Raising the Roof , Arc Programs , The Bridge Youth & Family Services , and Foundry we are proud to introduce The Upstream Project. This collaborative project is overseen by Raising the Roof, A Way Home Canada, and [...]

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