Recovery

We are #CLUBSTRONG 

From pandemic to flood, our commitment to our Club and our families has never wavered over the last year and throughout our rebuild – we are proud to say that we’ve faced these challenges with a resiliency and strength we could not have sustained without your support.

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the many generous individual and corporate donors, volunteers and families that have supported our Club Family over the past year as we have moved from loss to recovery. It was this support that allowed us to cover most operational costs throughout our closure and rebuild process.

Following an eight-month construction and remedial process to safety restore our child and youth centre following devastating flood destruction, we have finally re-opened our doors and welcomed back our Club Family.

We are now up and running, with all of our regular programming resumed and our Club looks better than ever.

Check out our Before & After Video for a sneak peek of our newly renovated club!

Why we still need your help

Despite our re-opening, our Club remains cautiously optimistic. There will be many more challenges down the road as we continue to operate under strict health guidelines, at reduced capacity and without the ability to host our usual fundraising events which account for more than 25 per cent of our revenue. 

How you can help

We are currently hosting a bi-weekly 50/50 raffle and encourage the community to support them by participating in their Invest in Their Future Lottery – this lottery is an important source of revenue for us while we are unable to host our annual fundraising events.

If you are in a position to give, we humbly ask that you donate through our donate button below. Individuals or organization who would like to help support the Club in other ways are encouraged to reach out directly to their Executive Director at ed@fmbgc.ca.

Our Recovery Story

Our much-anticipated re-opening comes after we were forced to close last spring: first temporarily in March due to COVID-19 restrictions and then for an extended period of time following the Fort McMurray Flood last April when our club sustained catastrophic damage. During the closure, close to 100 families were left without the regular in-person support and programming they had come to rely on.

Read more..

New Release: December 17, 2020 – The Boys and Girls Club of Fort McMurray Demonstrates Incredible Resiliency as they Announce their Reopening

Feature Story: April 2020 – Fort McMurray Boys & Girls Club Feature Story Flood Edition YMM

Thank you to our community partners who are playing an active role in supporting our organizational recovery!

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