News

Apr 03

Message to our families about the solar eclipse

    On April 8, 2024, Kawartha Lakes & Peterborough will experience a solar eclipse. The eclipse will take place from approximately 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm that day. In preparation for that afternoon, we want to inform families we will be keeping children inside and our curtains and blinds will be closed. For everyone’s...
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Feb 06

Community groups share ingredients for Lindsay youth hub recipe

[caption id="attachment_7615" align="aligncenter" width="686"] Photo by Catherine Whitnall[/caption] This is an article published on The Peterborough Examiner and written by Catherine Whitnall. You can go to the original article here. A recent community forum has further demonstrated not only the need for a youth wellness hub in Lindsay, but a commitment to make it a...
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Jan 19

Nominations for Youth Awards Now Open

Kawartha Lakes: Calling all Kawartha Lakes youth between the ages of 12-24, and their parents, coaches, teachers and friends!  BGC Kawarthas (formerly known as Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes) is hosting its fifth Youth Awards and nominations are now open. The Youth Awards were created to shine a spotlight on the young leaders of...
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Dec 22

Read About Our New Grants in The Lindsay Advocate

The Lindsay Advocate magazine's new January 2024 edition has an op-ed written by our Executive Director Amy Terrill, discussing an operating grant we recently received from the City of Kawartha Lakes. This grant will help fill gaps and grow our youth services. We are truly grateful for the support of the City, our Mayor Doug...
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Dec 12

BGC Kawarthas Secures $30,000 Grant from The Commonwell’s L.E.A.F. Program

We are thrilled to announce a $30,000 grant from The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group’s Learning Engagement & Accelerator Fund (L.E.A.F.) for its “Let’s Get Physical” Space Renewal project. This funding empowers us to modernize the large gymnasium in our Lindsay establishment which is used by all Club programs as well as by the community at...
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Oct 23

BGC Kawarthas Among Recipients of Additional Provincial After School Funding

We have received over $50,000 in additional provincial funding for its after school programs for the remainder of the 2023-24 school year to combat rising program delivery costs. The funding was part of a province wide announcement. Ontario’s Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport Neil Lumsden announced $1.1 million in additional funds will be for...
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Oct 10

Dream Ball 2023 Tickets Now Available!

We are excited to announce the 29th Annual Dream Ball Fire & Ice at Lindsay’s Victoria Park Armoury on November 18th to raise money to support camp programs for kids in the Kawartha Lakes. The ball includes dinner, dancing, live & silent auctions, and with Fire & Ice as the theme. We are happy to bring back the Supersonic Hearts...
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Oct 03

BGC Kawarthas Youth Centre Celebrating 10 Years

The BGC Kawarthas Warehouse Youth Centre has celebrated its tenth anniversary. Since 2013, the Warehouse has been offering a variety of programs and mentorship to youth primarily between the ages of 12 and 18. Originally an actual warehouse, which is how the centre got its name, the rooms were originally used as storage for community...
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Jun 28

BGC Kawarthas Unveils Strategic Plan For The Next Five Years

BGC Kawarthas and BGC Kawarthas Foundation are excited to launch a new strategic plan that highlights five priorities to guide our focus and decision-making for the next five years, from 2023 to 2028. The plan was co-created by our Boards of Directors and senior staff team. [caption id="attachment_6344" align="aligncenter" width="622"] A poster of our Strategic...
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