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Boys and Girls club Red Deer expands to Rocky Mountain House

Boys and Girls Club Red Deer and District will expand its programs and services to Rocky Mountain House, Youth HQ announced Friday.

Youth HQ will team up with BGC Clearwater County and the community of Rocky Mountain House to expand program and service delivery to children and families within the Highway 11 David Thompson corridor.

BGC Red Deer and District now operates 15 community-based locations throughout Red Deer, Red Deer County and Clearwater County.

“Youth HQ is excited at the opportunity to support BGC (Boys and Girls Club) programming in Rocky Mountain House,” said Rob Lewis, executive director of Youth HQ, which co-ordinates programming for BGC Red Deer and District.

“BGC Clearwater County is working with Youth HQ over the next several months to unify the two organizations. This means that BGC Clearwater County will work to dissolve their stand-alone charitable status and have invited Youth HQ to assume BGC programming in Rocky Mountain House.”

This opens “many new opportunities” for service delivery in the west-central region of Alberta, said Lewis.

“It also provides a natural extension of Youth HQ programming in the area, helping Youth HQ to more readily provide access to Camp Alexo (located part way between Rocky Mountain House and Nordegg) to children and youth in the west-central region,” he said.

“While this means significant change for both organizations, in the end, youth and children along the Highway 11 corridor will have more opportunity to access and enjoy BGC programming in the future.”

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