2020 marked the 50th anniversary of BGC Kawarthas. Since 1970 we have been providing a safe, supportive place for children and youth to experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life. From humble beginnings under the vision of Ron Kennedy the Club has grown into a diverse organization helping over 8,000 children, youth and families at 11 sites in the Kawarthas. Hundreds of kids benefit daily from the Club’s programs and services.
The Covid pandemic put a damper on our 2020 celebrations, but we are hoping to celebrate 50 Again in 2021 as health restrictions permit.
Our Anniversary will offer an opportunity to honour the past, amplify knowledge about the present and build towards the future.
We will mark this milestone by:
Connecting with alumni – whether they be former club members, staff or volunteers;
Unveiling historical presentations about the Club and its impact;
Celebrating our 2nd Annual Kawartha Lakes Youth Awards to build awareness and generate support for our youth programs;
Inviting donors to join our 50 for 50 campaign which will allow us to invest in the future;
Creating more lasting memories with our community.
Given the uncertain times with COVID-19 we our 50th Anniversary Party for 2021 is still TBA.
We look forward to a fitting celebration. Details to come.