Boys and Girls Club for Town of Rimbey gets a green light

A Boys and Girls Club is soon to be established in Rimbey.

A Boys and Girls Club is soon to be established in Rimbey.

The programs, which encourage healthy living, personal growth, learning and community involvement through challenging activities, will get underway in February. The program designed for youngsters aged six to 12 will be set up at the community centre. A program geared towards teens will run at the Youth Action Centre one evening a week.

Youth program coordinator, Jossie Krenzler will run the programs, and Annette Peck, who is program director for Big Brothers Big Sisters and Go Girls in Rimbey, will oversee the club.

Peck is excited about the new program.

“By becoming a member of the Boys and Girls Club of Canada we can take advantage of their programs, partnerships and quality standards knowing that part of their mandate is to meet the unique needs of our community.” she said. “It will be fun, affordable to everyone and determined by what Rimbey needs.”

Peck said the guidance of Beth Reitz of Ponoka Youth Centre/Boys and Girls Club of Wolf Creek has been most helpful in getting the program established.

“She has been down this same path and knows what it takes to offer high quality programs.”

Financial support received from the Town of Rimbey, Rimbey Family Community Support Services and Neighborhood Place has helped get the program off the ground.

Cash donations, gently used living room furniture, games, equipment and eventually healthy snacks will all be gratefully appreciated, she added. Anyone who wishes to donate may call 403-704-6641.

“This club will definitely be worth the wait,” said Peck. “Stay tuned in the new year for specific days and times.”

 

 

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