Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC
Old Navy employees volunteered at an event at the Delta location, with the Hon. Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, in attendance. At the Kinmount service location, kids took part in a variety of activities, including making friendship bracelets, participating in a foosball tournament, creating junkology crafts, having a paper airplane contest, competing in a jump rope challenge, participating in a slime lab, and playing basketball games in the gym.
Boys and Girls Club of Kamloops
The Club hosted a Club awareness and donor appreciation event called Connect at the Club.
Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs
At the Club’s main location, staff and youth put their phones away to take part in their after-school programming. At the Downtown Youth Centre, youth had a BBQ, played games, and took part in art programming. They also created a “real” social media wall, where they pinned pictures, thoughts, and ideas throughout the day.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bashaw & Area
The Club hosted a variety of activities for members, including a tumbling class, basketball, and outdoor field games.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary
Local politicians and community partners were invited to a “choose your own adventure” event, including crafts, games, reading, and outdoor games and activities. The Calgary Tower was also lit up in Boys and Girls Club green!
Clearwater Boys and Girls Club
Club members participated in group games before going on a Friendship Walk with the Rocky Native Friendship Centre. They also attended a BBQ hosted by the Friendship Centre.
Boys and Girls Club of Cochrane & Area
Staff and youth disconnected from all devices for an hour and played board games, baked banana bread, played table Foosball, and had some down time.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Edmonton
The Club unplugged at all 10 service sites across the city for a People Powered Hour, where Club leaders focused on spending time with the kids, playing card games, and hosting a board game tournament. They also created a fitness challenge for kids to participate in and around the Club.
Fort McMurray Boys and Girls Club
The Club hosted a “Popcorn Picnic” for families during pick-up time, and also distributed an “Unplug to Connect” package that included a poster of local parks and trails, a bubble wand, sunblock, and information about the Unplug to Connect initiative.
Boys and Girls Club of Lethbridge & District
For the week of May 28 – June 1, the Club asked kids to participate in an Unplug-A-Thon. The child with the most unplugged time received a small prize at the end of the week. On the evening of June 1, kids, youth, and families were invited to Round Table, the local board game café, to play games together.
Boys and Girls Club of St. Paul & District
On the afternoon of Friday June 1st, Boys & Girls Club of St. Paul and District took children into the community to hand out freezies and snacks, connect with the community, and encourage them to unplug and connect with the people around them.
Stettler & District Boys and Girls Club
The Club held a free painting session to connect through art, with local artist Russell Thomas.
Boys & Girls Club of Strathcona County
They asked Club members to pledge to unplug from tech for at least three hours.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Saskatoon
The Club had various events planned throughout the day to celebrate Unplug to Connect. Leaders at the White Buffalo Youth Lodge Club worked together to create a grid mural. The Confederation Park Club hosted a community baseball game in the park. Staff at the Club had an unplugged lunch together, before playing team building games and spending some time outside. The preschool group took part in a fun obstacle course with their parents. The Core Neighbourhood Youth Club had a cellphone-free yoga class, and Evergreen Before & After hosted a family & friends soccer game in the park.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg Inc.
Staff collectively participated in a street clean-up, beautifying the area surrounding their office. After the clean-up, they got together for a staff lunch.