From Seeds to West Club’s Kitchen Table

This past summer, Trinity Church gave our West Club the amazing opportunity to plant and grow their own vegetable garden. The church owns gardening land and it graciously donated half a plot to West Club along with tomato and cucumber plants. “This was the first time we had the opportunity to plant our own garden,” says Olivia Boyington, Program Staff at West Club. “It was really a special treat for our kids. They learned about how to plant seeds and … Continue reading

Radio Station + Invested Community Member = New Sporting Equipment for Our Kids

Listening to the Jason Gregor Show on TSN1260 a couple of weeks ago, the boyfriend of one of our Africa Centre Club Staff became inspired.  Jason announced that he wanted to help the local community in some way and invited listeners to call or email with potential opportunities. Ryan and our staffer, Sam, connected with Jason and momentum built for what became an incredibly generous and important gift to our community’s kid. In her role as Summer Programs Coordinator for … Continue reading

Kids & Volunteers Show Pride In Their Community Club

We believe that our kids deserve to have places to be after school, in the evenings, and during school breaks that are safe, fun, educational, and welcoming.  This summer, our Duggan, Sakaw, and Steinhauer Clubs have demonstrated not only pride in their Clubs but also in their community. Their approach? Planting gardens! The idea of gardening took root in 2012-13 after Club staff had conversations about ways we could engage our kids in different seasonal activities. Kids at our Tweddle … Continue reading

A Small School with a Big Heart

Over the last two weeks, children and families from Rutherford Elementary School have been sorting through their homes and involving their friends and neighbours to collect their goal of 550 lbs. of gently used clothing.  Engaging in friendly classroom competitions, kids and staff alike had a ton of fun while supporting a great cause, providing a valuable way for families to recycle their previously loved clothing, and an amazing learning opportunity for students in the importance of being responsible members … Continue reading

RBC Supports After School Programs

On Thursday, November 14th, our friends from RBC dropped by the Rundle Club with dinner and a BIG cheque!  Our kids enjoyed lasagna while checking out their new lunch bags and water bottles.  Our staff were treated to new coffee mugs and treats.  This generous grant of $15,000 will go toward ensuring kids have access to supportive and safe programming after school, the most vulnerable time for a child.  Our sincere thanks to the generous folks at RBC for their … Continue reading