Celebrate your birthday at the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa! Offering fun, interactive parties, your child's birthday party will be hosted at your choice of one of our two main Clubhouse locations. Our clubhouses feature large gyms, multi-purpose rooms, grass turf, allowing your party to be one to remember! BGCO parties are designed for children between the ages of 6 and up and are facilitated by trained, accredited, child and youth workers.
Plus, your child's party is also more than just a party - profits made from all celebrations will be invested back into the community and BGCO programming which provides 4,500 local at-risk kids access to life-changing programs.
Party includes an hour of sport or activity and an hour in a party room. The birthday parties (sport/activity portion) are hosted by our trained, accredited, child and youth workers and will ensure all kids have fun and keep active for the duration of the party. The activity portion is followed by an hour in one of our multi-purpose/party rooms, enjoying activities you have planned. You are welcome to bring outside food and beverages, your own decorations and cake. Fees include cost for up to 10 children.
Activity Adventure options could include:
Don McGahan Clubhouse (430 McArthur Avenue) OR Tomlinson Family Foundation Clubhouse (1463 Prince of Wales Dr)
What is the age range for the party and how many children included in cost? Ages 6-12. Children 5 and under can attend, but must be accompanied by parents. There is no limit to parents attending. Party fee is for up to 10 children, each additional child is $15 (up to 15 children maximum)
Is there a Party Leader for the hour in the multipurpose room? Staff will facilitate games/sports in the gym as requested by birthday participant during first hour, second hour is facilitated by parents, some staff will be available should you require assistance
May I bring my own food? You may bring your own food; this will require you to bring your own dishes and cutlery. If you are bringing a cake, please ensure you bring everything you will need to serve it (eg. paper plates; forks and other cutlery; knife; napkins; candles and matches).
Do I supply my own drinks? We do have water fountains on-site, but encourage you to bring your own beverages (Eg. Juice boxes). Note that absolutely no alcohol is permitted on-site.
May I bring balloons and/or other decorations? Absolutely – you are welcome to decorate the party room and our Leader will be happy to help out. You will have access to the room 15 minutes before your party to decorate/set-up, and 15 minutes after your party for tear down/clean-up.
Are your parties bilingual? Bilingualism is not a hiring requirement for BGCO; however, many of our Leaders are fluent in both official languages so please ask if we can accommodate.
What about parking? All of our BGCO locations have some free parking on-site.
What is the policy on wearing shoes/boots inside the facility? All guests must wear appropriate footwear (Eg. running shoes) inside of the gym – no boots or outdoor shoes please!