Vehicles & Transportation

Buckle up, the BGC Kawarthas bus is on the move!

Before and After School programs at BGC Kawarthas are one of the Club’s core offerings and are experiencing record enrollment. Hundreds of families access them each day. But did you know that children attending our programs at our Lindsay centre not only experience the positive relationships, healthy food, engaging activities and sports and fitness provided here, but they also get a ride!

Throughout the school year our vehicles, including four 24-passenger buses, drop off and pick up children from 13 schools in Lindsay and the surrounding area each day. Youth who attend our Warehouse programs can also hitch a ride on a BGC bus at IEW, Central Senior, and LCVI. The Club even provides extra transportation – including an evening shuttle, specialty trips during after school and summer camps transportation to a variety of destinations. 

Transportation provides convenience and confidence for families. They can drop off their children before work and know that they will get to and from school. Safely. BGC bus drivers know their young charges by name and the Club, like schools, has a safe arrival program that ensures every child is accounted for.

Transportation is a challenge in our large urban/rural municipality. BGC Kawarthas wants to grow its youth drop in services, as an example, to Fenelon Falls but with roughly 90% of highschool students there coming from outside the village, transportation will be critical. 

Transportation comes at an annual cost to the Club – currently, about $100,000 each year. Fleet renewal is an ongoing challenge, and our buses are expensive to maintain and replace.  But we consider it an essential service for our families and youth. Supporting transportation costs is one of the important functions of BGC Kawarthas Foundation. Opportunities are available for bus advertising, bus sponsorship, or designated donations.  If you’d like to know how you can help, please contact us!


Your donation will ensure we can continue to meet the needs of children and families in our community.