On Tuesday, Sept. 20 Boys and Girls Club South Coast BC celebrated a grand re-opening of its Hillside Club in North Delta thanks to lead funding from the City of Delta.
That support was leveraged to engage key community partners, BGC donors, friends and supporters who all joined in to transform the building (originally built in 1965) into a modern club for kids and youth to belong.
Mayor George Harvie officially re-opened the building in a ribbon cutting ceremony with the help of several Hillside BGC youth members. Joining in the celebration were Laura Dixon (Delta school trustee), Sean McGill (City Manager), Carmen Gonzales (Director Parks, Recreation and Culture), and Dylan Toothill (Ventana Construction).
Following remarks by Harvie, BGC’s very own club kids provided guests with a tour highlighting the incredible renovations that include a brand new kitchen and universal accessible washrooms, an updated gym, games room, and craft rooms. An additional highlight is the amazing Teen Tech Centre funded by Best Buy and the Clubhouse Network.
“The Hillside Club is now truly a place where North Delta kids and youth can feel proud to belong and call their own during their out of school hours,” said president and CEO Carolyn Tuckwell. “They are now joined by BGC’s Youth Counselling Team, Annex, who now have a brand new, youth-friendly, warm, welcoming space where youth can access a counsellor 1:1, or through group and social recreation opportunities, while feeling safe, and a sense of belonging.”