Board Chair Randy Nicholls Reflects on National Volunteer Week 2020


As we celebrate National Volunteer Week, it is a good time to reflect on how important volunteers are to an organization like Youth HQ. Basically, they are so important that “No volunteers = No Youth HQ”.   We are fortunate to have a strong and supportive group of grant providers to provide core funding for […]

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The BIG Pursuit Fundraising Event Postponed


UPDATE (May 1, 2020): We will be proceeding with The Big Pursuit in a new way. The VIRTUAL Big Pursuit will occur on Sunday, May 24. Visit The Big Pursuit event page for more information on this exciting twist to our annual fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Red Deer and District. — As […]

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Important Information Regarding Youth HQ Programs As a Result of COVID-19


Update (March 16, 2020): Our leadership team continues to stay informed of the developing COVID-19 protocols and practices as delivered by the Ministry of Health, and we would like to share some of the extended precautions we are taking, further to our release regarding program suspensions on March 13. The safety of our staff is […]

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Youth HQ Announces New Executive Director


Today Youth HQ is pleased to announce its Board of Directors has appointed Rob Lewis as Executive Director, effective April 6, 2020. Lewis will be leaving the City of Red Deer, where he holds the role of Program Coordinator for Family and Community Support Services (FCSS). Starting in the not-for-profit industry with Big Brothers Big […]

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Red Deer And District Launch 2020 Big Pursuit Event And Fundraising Campaign


          Red Deer’s most amazing race is back again for another year! Big Brothers Big Sisters of Red Deer and District launched their pledging campaign and announced this year’s edition of The BIG Pursuit at SERVUS Credit Union’s South Hill Branch today. The BIG Pursuit, the cornerstone fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Red […]

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NHL Legends of Toronto Event Cancelled


  It is with considerable regret that we inform all donors, sponsors, supporters and participants involved with the 2020 NHL Legends of Toronto Charity Hockey Game and Banquet at the Westerner Park Centrium the event has been cancelled.  Due to unforeseen circumstances, the NHL Legends of Hockey have informed us of their decision to cancel […]

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Donate A Car Canada Proud to Support Boys & Girls Club of Red Deer and District in 2020


Since 2015, Donate A Car Canada has been a supporter of Boys & Girls Club of Red Deer and District by allowing their customers to select the Red Deer-based non-profit as a recipient of donations. We’re proud to share that Donate A Car Canada has renewed their support in 2020. Donate A Car Canada makes […]

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Home Depot Store Kicks Off Orange Door Project Fundraising Campaign in Support of 49th Street Youth Shelter


The 49th Street Youth Shelter has been selected as the charity of choice for The Home Depot Canada’s Orange Door Project, focused on preventing and putting an end to youth homelessness in Canada. From now until December 22, The Home Depot customers can donate $2.00 in-store or online through, with funds raised locally coming […]

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Rogers Hometown Hockey Highlights Support of Big Brothers Big Sisters Teen Mentoring Program in Red Deer


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Red Deer and District was very proud to be a part of Rogers Hometown Hockey in Red Deer on December 1. Rogers announced its $10,000 contribution to the organization through the Ted Rogers Community Grant. These funds will be used in support of the Teen Mentoring Program at Hunting Hills […]

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Innisfail Big Brothers Big Sisters and Boys & Girls Club Programs Lose Core Funding


Innisfail, AB – As of December 31, 2019, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Boys & Girls Club programs operating in the town of Innisfail will no longer receive core funding to support programs and services. This is due to a decrease in provincial funding, identified community need, and a new strategic direction. This forthcoming loss […]

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