EVENT: Fundraising BBQ

BBQ Poster

BBQ Poster

Charles E. Webster held a BBQ/Fundraising event to bring the community together. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Lawrence Heights, Weston-Mount Dennis, St.Alban’s Boys and Girls Club and Jane and Finch Boys and Girls Club attended were all in attendance.

Children, youth, parents and staff joined this event and it was a day filled with fun. The event started with the children coming into the gym and watching a talent show, which included, dancing and singing. Members of the community practiced hard to perform their talents.

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There were also competitive games such as a watermelon eating contest and balloon toss. The event brought the community together through music, talent and culture.

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FOY Staff, Michael and Jennalyn posing with Shawn Burgess

FOY Staff, Michael and Jennalyn posing with Shawn Burgess

FOY Staff

FOY Staff

 

Summary

Organizations: 

St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club

Boys and Girls Clubs of Lawrence Hights

Boys and Girls Clubs of Weston-Mount Dennis

Jane and Finch Boys and Girls Club

Location:

Charles E. Webster Junior Public School

1900 Keele Street

Toronto, Ontario

M6M 3X7

 

Profile: Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence Heights

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The Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence Heights is one of three satellite communities of St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club. Located at Dante Alighieri’s Beatrice Campus at 50 Ameer Ave, there’s plenty of space for kids to play and have a great time. The site is right by a park, with a lot of outdoor space, and a large baseball diamond.

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Just a few members of the large group!

There are 65 participants at this location, ranging from 6-13 years old. It’s a six week program starting at the beginning of July. They participate in excursions to places like Wild Water Kingdom, Jumpstart, and attend Rookie Ball on Thursdays with other Boys and Girls Clubs (like the Weston-Mount Dennis Boys and Girls Club).

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Enjoying a nice day of baseball

This is the first year the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence Heights has had the help of Focus on Youth leaders, and these particular leaders have been amazingly helpful with setting up, cleaning up, and keeping the children safe and happy. There are four main components that the Boys and Girls Clubs focus on. Firstly, physical activity and health and safety. Secondly, leadership, growth and empowerment. Thirdly, learning and career development, and finally, community services. The motto representing all this is sweet and simple: “A good place to be.”

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Practicing their catching skills

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The Focus on Youth leaders in purple – Sabrina and Jessica, the supervisor Kimberly in the middle, and other staff!

SUMMARY

Organization: Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence Heights

Location: Dante Alighieri Beatrice Campus (50 Ameer Ave)

Ages: 6-13

Date/Time: Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 5pm

Website: http://www.stalbansclub.ca/satellites/lh/lawrence.html

Contact info: shawn@stalbansclub.ca