"The Club Members have motivated and inspired me as much as I've motivated and inspired them. I’ve learnt that it’s so important for all of us to value each other’s differences, as hard as it can be. We have to embrace them – and that is exactly what the Club teaches all of us to do, as a Member, as a volunteer and as a community." - Gabby Hicks, 16 years old.
Gabby is an Ashbury College student and Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa volunteer. Over the last three years, Gabby has dedicated her time to volunteer at the Don McGahan Clubhouse during the school year and summer, as well as to help expand a program. Under her lead, Ashbury students were mobilized to volunteer at the Don McGahan Clubhouse on a weekly basis to support a variety of programs, with an emphasis on supporting our education program pillar. Click here to read her story!
Volunteering with your local Club
Click here to read Kim Lamont's story and find out why she's one of the BGCO's many incredible and dedicated volunteers.
Pathways-To-Education partnered with the BGCO and MASC to run a songwriting and music production project. Twelve youth had the chance to participate and create original songs and music videos.
This member learned how to play this song, in one lesson with our volunteer.
Leaders-4-Life is about building character and developing leaders.
In 2014, Restauranteur Stephen Beckta helps BGCO members to plant a garden
Walk this Way is a program that offers youth the freedom to be physically active in a less competitive nature.
How music is an integral part of the Creative arts program at BGCO