BGC London is a community organization that provides activities for children and youth whenever school is out, and during the day for older adults 55 and over. Our program services are planned to provide fun with a purpose where children and youth enjoy a safe place of their own. Many of our members get involved and benefit from the development opportunities, working to build leadership skills and gain practical work experience. The Club offers hope, inspiration, and opportunities to help people reach their full potential. By promoting physical health, mental health, and emotional well-being, our programs help young people succeed in school, form positive relationships and mature into healthy, responsible and caring adults. We are committed to helping children and youth reach their full potential.
All Club programs utilize a variety of in-house facilities.
During the week throughout the school year, we offer free busing for members to the Club, from various locations throughout the City. A nightly Supper Club program offers children and youth nutritious meals at a cost of just $2 per meal or $60 for the school year. We also offer swimming lessons throughout the year. During the summer and school holidays, many fun-filled day camps are offered. The children enjoy a full day of scheduled activities that may include swimming, gym games, crafts, and out-trips.
The Club's extended family has grown to include over 1,200 Senior Citizens aged 55 years and up. The adult programs run during the day time when the children are in school. The Horton Street Seniors' Centre (HSSC) operates in the Club and offers:
BGC London has operated its own transportation service since 1987. Its fleet of more than 20 wheelchair accessible vans and buses is an important part of the Club’s operations for all its programming. The seniors’ transit program operates in the earlier part of the day providing door-to-door service at a nominal fee for seniors with the Horton Street Seniors’ Centre, the McCormick Home, Dearness Home, and Salvation Army Village day program. Later in the day, the transit program offers free transportation for children and youth from 23 neighbourhoods to and from the Club.
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