Last month, after more than a year of discussions and planning, the 75-year-old Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Vancouver merged with the 50-year-old Boys and Girls Clubs Community Services of Delta/Richmond.
The new organization, called Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC, have an operating budget of more than $9 million and will serve more than 8,000 children, youth and families from “Sea to Hope.”
The new amalgamated board of directors believes the unified strength, expertise, resources and networks will create the region’s leading provider of preventative, critical hours programs and related services for children and youth.
“The perception has been that the Boys and Girls Clubs have always been the same organization,” said Carolyn Tuckwell, became become the president and CEO of the new organization. “By bringing two vibrant organizations together, we can strategically grow club and program services and drive future expansion for other neighborhoods.”