Some good news for the Spryfield Boys and Girls Club today: the RBC Foundation has given the club $40,000 for its satellite Fairview programs. Many of the students in the area are from families who recently immigrated. Spryfield and Fairview often have similar issues, and I know there are a lot of program links and people who split their time in both communities.
There’s a celebration on Wednesday where children’s author James Leck will visit the group and bring tales of his teenage detective, Jack Lime. This isn’t for everyone in the general public as the people who are invited are the youth and staff from the Fairview after school program.
When: Wednesday Jan 30th, 4-5:15 pm
Where: Downstairs at the Mosaic Church, 28 Willett St, Fairview
About two or three months ago I spoke to Darlene MacLean from the Boys and Girls Club about their funding situation. I’m sure this will make a big difference to the club. They weren’t in particular financial straits at that time but we did talk about the difficulty the club has in piecing together steady, constant funding. The club also received some help last year with a technology centre from the Rogers Raising the Grade program.
—–here’s some more info from the RBC press release——
Identified as having one of the best after-school programs in the country, the Boys and Girls Club of Spryfield will be celebrated at a unique community celebration on Wednesday, January 30th.
The Fairview community expressed a need for a safe and supportive after school environment for their youth. The Boys and Girls Club of Spryfield responded by providing after school programming at the Mosaic Church facility.
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