Explore the Magic and Wonder of the Holidays

Dec3

Thank You to NOVA Chemicals Joffre Site Social Club for making it possible for 66 Bigs and Littles from Big Brothers Big Sisters to attend the Canadian Tire Magic of Lights event at Castrol Raceway on Sunday, December 6th. The Canadian Tire Magic of Lights is 2.5 kilometers of festive and vibrant LED-lighted displays celebrating […]

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Celebrating our VOLUNTEERS

Dec2

December 5th is International Volunteer Day.  Youth HQ would like to take this opportunity to celebrate the tremendous impacts our volunteers have had on all of our programs.  2020 has been a very challenging year in so many ways, and our volunteers continue to adapt to these challenges by continuing to make a difference in […]

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Home Depot supports 49th Street Youth Shelter through the Orange Door ProjectCampaign

Nov27

Orange Door Project Campaign to support Youth Shelter Home Depot has announced once again that the annual Orange Door Campaign will once again benefit the 49th Street Youth Shelter.  Funds raised through this campaign will benefit the shelter by providing additional resources and facility enhancements. “Fundraising has been a challenge in 2020 due to COVID-19. […]

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Youth HQ temporarily suspends all in-person activities

Nov26

NOTICE TO YOUTH HQ FAMILY In response to the Alberta Government’s recent health emergency announcement and introduction of additional restrictions due to COVID-19 Youth HQ will be temporarily suspending all in-person programs and services until further notice. The 49th Street Youth Shelter will continue to remain open and available to all youth and families in […]

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Camp Alexo receives $50,000 in support of facility overhead costs during COVID-19

Nov26

ALBERTA GOVERNMENT COMMUNITY INITIATIVES PROGRAM GRANTS $50,000 TO THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF RED DEER IN SUPPORT OF FACILITY OVERHEAD FUNDING FOR CAMP ALEXO The Boys and Girls Club and Youth HQ are very pleased to announce this funding support through the Community Initiatives Program.  These funds are for the purpose of addressing facility overhead […]

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Boys and Girls Club announces “Kids need Connections” Campaign

Nov26

Kids need Connections In these challenging times, children and families are isolated and struggling to cope and understand and are forced to wrestle with other mental health issues. Every child deserves the chance to exceed beyond the circumstances that surround them. COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on our ability to raise the funds needed […]

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Project Backpack Program Receives Increased Funding to Reduce Food Insecurity in Central Alberta

Nov18

Program Coordinator Jaycee delivers Project Backpack package to families Project Backpack provides families with food-filled backpacks that they can use to make easy, nutritious meals when Clubs or schools are unable to provide meals. Offered to children and youth by Boys & Girls Club of Red Deer and District, the Project Backpack program: Provides children […]

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Tim Hortons® Smile Cookie Campaign Raises Over $6,000 For Big Brothers Big Sisters

Nov12

Community Engagement Manager John Johnston with Team Leaders at Tim Hortons in Innisfail Surpassing last year’s campaign totals, Tim Hortons® Smile Cookie campaign in Innisfail raised $6220 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Red Deer and District in Innisfail. The campaign, which ran from September 14 – 20, saw the full $1 from every freshly […]

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Halloween Weekend Events Raise $20,000 for Boys & Girls Club of Red Deer and District

Nov2

  A series of Halloween weekend events helped raise big bucks for the Boys & Girls Club of Red Deer and District. The Zed Fright Night Film Series as well as the Zed Halloween Howl Poker Run raised a combined $20,000 to support programming throughout central Alberta. The poker run saw participants from around central […]

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Boys & Girls Club Announces Halloween Fundraisers Full of Fright

Oct5

The Boys & Girls Club of Red Deer and District is pleased to announce two replacement fundraising events after the loss of the high-profile Zed Haunted House annual scarefest. ZED Fright Night Film Series, Presented by Border Paving Dates: Friday, October 23; Saturday, October 24; Friday, October 30; and Saturday, October 31, 2020 Join Boys […]

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