WELCOME TO THE BIG PURSUIT in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters WE’RE BACK … BIGGER AND BETTER THAN BEFORE Participate as an individual, a couple or a team No longer an amazing race format, but simply solve the clues, travel to one location and find the Golden Key Maximum of 1-2 hours The more […]

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We Want Your Input! STRATEGIC PLAN FOCUS GROUP INVITATION PURPOSE: This is an opportunity for families, friends, and stakeholders of Youth HQ to inform the future direction of our work. Together we will deepen our community’s understanding of the needs and opportunities for positive impacts with youth throughout Central Alberta. PARTICIPANTS: A diverse group of […]

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Candles for Kids


The Gull Lake Honey Company has generously decided to hold a campaign throughout the month of February in support of Youth HQ.  25% of all beeswax candle sales will be donated in support of the programs and services at Youth HQ. They have also designed two unique candles dedicated to seeing an end to the […]

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Home Depot Orange Door Campaign supports BGC Red Deer


YouthHQ and BGC Red Deer are pleased to announce a generous gift from the Home Depot Canada Foundation. Our local Red Deer Home Depot store efforts raised $10,194.28 with the Home Depot Canada Foundation contributing an additional $5,500.00 for a total gift of $15,694.28. “The Home Depot Canada Foundation is proud of our associates for […]

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BGC Red Deer Announces Expansion of Programs and Services to Rocky Mountain House


“Youth HQ is excited at the opportunity to support BGC (Boys and Girls Club) programming in Rocky Mountain House!  BGC Clearwater County is working with Youth HQ over the next several months to unify the two organizations.  This means that BGC Clearwater County will work to dissolve their stand-alone charitable status and have invited Youth […]

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Elijah Rubletz It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of one of our Alumni, Elijah Rubletz. Eli participated in Camp Alexo and Boys and Girls Club programs in the early 2000’s. Eli then became a dedicated and regular volunteer with these programs for many more years. His kind and gentle demeanor was […]

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Thank you to the Trottier Foundation for Discovery Lab


  Whether it was launching paint rockets, making 3D-Glasses, building catapults, or playing with slime, so many of the fun science activities we were able to do throughout 2021 were thanks to the Trottier Foundation’s funding of our Discovery Lab program. Discovery Lab engages kids ages 7-12 in exploring science concepts through an interactive curriculum […]

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NOVA Chemicals Presents Gift to BGC Red Deer


Red Deer, AB – YouthHQ and BGC Red Deer are pleased to announce a generous gift from NOVA Chemicals in support of BGC (formerly Boys and Girls Club of Red Deer). NOVA Chemicals employees have been long-time volunteer supporters of the BGC annual Zed Haunted House event. In light of the difficult decision to cancel […]

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BGC Raffle Winner


Congratulations to Karen Waite as the winner of our fall BGC Raffle.  In a time where many businesses and families are facing economic challenges, WestJet Cares for Kids and the Red Deer Rebels have stepped up in support of our efforts to ensure kids and youth remain connected to our local clubs in the communities […]

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Home Depot announces 2021 Orange Door Holiday Campaign


Home Depot announces the 2021 Orange Door Project Holiday Campaign in support of BGC Red Deer – 49th Street Youth Shelter.  The Home Depot Canada Foundation supports initiatives and charities across Canada that provide services to youth at risk of or facing homelessness. The campaign will run from November 30 t0 December 19, 2021. In […]

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