Programs

The staff work hard at BNC to find grants and funding to run programs for youth so everything stays FREE for the youth of the programs. The area is changing and so is the Centre as we welcome more and more newcomer Canadians to our programs. Teaching diversity and cooperation is a priority of the staff and ensuring that all who attend are able to be themselves. Keeping youth occupied in the evenings contributes to the overall safety of the neighbourhood and without drop in programs such as BNC’s, many youth would be without engaging activities and a safe place to go. Broadway Neighbourhood Centre delivers the following award winning structured and unstructured programs:


JUST TV

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 PM – 8:30 PM

Ages: 16 – 24

Just TV provides youth with opportunities to express themselves through multimedia in a safe, fun, creative environment as an alternative to negative influences such as drugs, gangs, and violence. Participants engage in all facets of the audio and video industry and are required to make a video based on their interests, experiences, activities, and lives including a body of work aimed at dissuading young children from drugs, crime and gang activity. A showcase of all videos & projects will be featured at the end of the sessions for families and friends to see and beam with pride.

 

Download an application today and visit one of our staff for more information.


 

Lighthouses – Youth Nutritionfruits

When: Weekdays 4-8 PM

Ages: 6-15

Our Lighthouses program is a much needed program for youth that may have gone all day without a nutritious meal. In combination with our Kids Cooking program, we promote healthy eating by serving nutritious foods and beverages to encourage good health and healthy eating habits in children and youth. We believe in instilling these habits early on so the youth can carry it forward in their futures.

 

 


B.R.A.V.E. (Brothers Resisting All Violence Everyday)

When: Mondays and Wednesdays, starts at 6 PM

Ages: Boys, young men and masculine-identified people between the ages of 15 & 25

Brothers Resisting All Violence Everyday is a program that seeks to end violence against women by encouraging healthy masculinity, endowing leadership skills, and giving opportunities to youth in the West Broadway Community. Come out twice a week to hang out with other guys who want to live their lives in a positive way and make a change in their communities. We will have one night in and one night out a week with activities ranging from workshops, multimedia training, art, break-dancing, music, movie nights, working out at the gym, discussion groups, cooking classes and more.

For more information and how to register yourself and/or someone you know to participate in this exciting and innovative program, please email for more info.


 

Sport Programs in Inner City Neighbourhoods (SPIN)

When: Days and time vary

Ages: 6 – 14 residing in inner-city neighbourhoods

SPIN is an initiative of Live SAFE, a crime prevention Policy developed by the City of Winnipeg as a long term and ongoing recreation strategy targeting inner city children and youth. SPIN tackles some of the barriers that inner-city children face to participate in sport programming by providing transportation, financial, equipment, leadership and volunteer supports. SPIN enables the children to participate and learn basic skill development, sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership and fair play in a non-competitive environment. This program is being led by the City of Winnipeg Community Services Department, in partnership with the General Council of Winnipeg Community Centres, Sport Manitoba, Tennis Manitoba and Tennis Canada, and host organizations.

SPIN Programs include soccer, volleyball, ping pong, baseball, hockey, dodge ball, basketball. Indoor & Outdoor Hockey- hockey is a favourite past time for many youth, which is why it is offered all year round. In winter we have open rink & pickup games on our outdoor rink. Rink lights turn off at 10:00 pm. Skates are available for youth from 4 to 8pm or bring your own. (Broom-ball equipment also available for youth). Floor hockey available for youth ages 10-15 Thursdays from 5:15 to 8pm. (Sign up required). Indoor & Outdoor Soccer- come enjoy our new outdoor soccer field. With fresh grass & new goal posts, this field is sure to score with kids of all ages. Join in on a pickup game or start your own. Indoor soccer is offered for youth ages 6 to 15. Time & days vary. (SPIN soccer offered during summer program & includes instructors, gym available to rent for practices).


Free Skating

When: December – February, 10 AM – 9 PM daily

Ages: All ages welcome

Feel the freedom beneath your feet as you glide across the ice of our new skating rink. Alone or in groups, skating is one of the best ways to enjoy winter and we have a variety of skates in all sorts of sizes free of charge to make the Winnipeg winters more bearable.

 


Youth Drop-In

When: Weekdays

Ages: 6 – 15

Youth are a central focus at BNC. The Youth Drop-In Program operates from the main floor of the Centre. This program is geared towards youth ages 7 – 17. Open daily on weekdays, this program offers a variety of activities such as organized sports, Nintendo, ping-pong, board games and videos as well as various cultural activities. The intent of this program is to offer fun activities and friendship in a safe and familiar setting.

 


Fuel4School Lunch Program

When: Monday – Friday, 4:00 – 8:00 PM20150129_165332

Ages: 6 – 17

With the help of a staff, the youth participates in making a lunch for school the next day. A typical lunch includes a piece of fruit, veggies, a pudding/fruit salad, a juice and a sandwich or a wrap. They bring this brown bag of goodness home and bring it to school the next day.  They don’t have to worry about whether or not they’ll have lunch or what to eat, and in turn, will be able to focus more in their classes. We help them get ready to learn.

 


Homework Club

When: Monday – Friday, 3:30 PM – 8 PM

Ages: 6 – 17

Sometimes in class, a student can’t get the teacher’s full attention to ask all the questions to grasp the full understanding of the subject. Our Homework Club will help kids and youth understand their homework by giving them a one-on-one session in a tutor-like environment.

 


Running Club

When: Thursdays, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Ages: 6 – 17

We promote an active lifestyle on all of our youth here at the centre and Running Club is a great start to live a healthy life. Youth run at our facility and collect points for prizes. Come run with your friends or make new ones here at the BNC and get prizes for being healthy!


Free Fishing

When: Summer program

Ages: 6 – 17

Free Fishing is a catch and release program that introduces youth to angling. Fishing is a great sport teaching youth patience and fishing skills. This program is in partnership with Fish Manitoba and The City of Winnipeg.

 


Day Camp

When: Summer days

Ages: 6 – 17

Summer camp is an essential activity for kids and youth and is a great way to escape city life and explore what nature has to offer. Meals will be provided for the kids and activities may include: canoeing, swimming, wall climbing, horse-riding, sports, crafts, drama or other indoor or outdoor games. Sign up is required, so be the early bird and sign up now!

 

 


Community Computer Lab Access

When: Weekdays, 9:30 AM – 12 PM

Ages: All are welcome

This is designed to provide people of all ages with an informal opportunity to access computers and the Internet. It creates an opportunity for users to acquire learning tools and resources, which can further enhance their chances for employment and or future education. This is also a way for neighbourhood residents to keep connected socially online with friends who may otherwise be unable to.


Community Harvest Host Site

When: Every second Tuesday

Ages: 9 – 15

Call Winnipeg harvest to have BNC as your food pick-up site.

 


 

Good Food Boxes Site & Mini Market

When: Every other Wednesday, October – JuneGood-Food-Club_logo_4c_final-copy

Ages: all ages

The Good Food Box program is a an easy way to get fresh and affordable produce to your neighbourhood. It’s a community buying club that works directly with local distributors and farmers to bring healthy food to all Winnipeggers.

Boxes are prepared by the WFC and delivered to our centre every two weeks.

 


West Broadway Development Corporation’s Composting Site

When: Year-round

Ages: All are welcome

Eight compost bins are situated at the south end of the property.

 


Girls Group

Ages: Females aged 9 – 15

We are welcoming back Girls Group!! This is an essential program for young women between the ages of 9-15. The program provides a variety of life-skills workshops that are relevant to their development. The Girls group has been made possible by Winnipeg Foundation and Neighbourhoods Alive.

 


Kids Cooking

When: Every other Wednesday, 4 PM – 8 PM

Ages: 6 – 15

Kids Cooking is a nutritional program that teaches kids how to prepare healthy meals and to adopt healthy eating habits.

Partnered with the Good Food Club and a nutritionist, Kids Cooking help kids to learn about good nutrition and the importance of eating healthy and balanced meals to develop lifelong healthy eating patterns.

 


bridgeSeniors Bridge

When: Tuesdays, 9:30 AM – 12 Noon

Ages: 55+

Bridge is recognised as a mind sport, and is partnership trick-taking card game of skill. Whether you’re a novice or a pro, come join us every Tuesdays in BNC’s multipurpose room and excercise your brain! Please forward all your questions regarding this program to joanclasen@shaw.ca

Cost: minimum $2 donation

 


qigongSpring Forest QiGong

When: Wednesdays, 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Ages: All Ages

Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. The word Qigong (Chi Kung) is made up of two Chinese words. Qi is pronounced chee and is usually translated to mean the life force or vital-energy that flows through all things in the universe. The second word, Gong, pronounced gung, means accomplishment, or skill that is cultivated through steady practice. Together, Qigong (Chi Kung) means cultivating energy, it is a system practiced for health maintenance, healing and increasing vitality.
Come meditate and de-stress your spirit with us! This medical form of Qigong will help you balance your life – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. We use gentle movements, breathing techniques, mental focus, and meditation to enhance the quality of your life.

Please contact Kathy at 204-669-6474 to register or if you have any questions.

Cost: minimum $2 donation/class

 


yogaHatha Yoga

When: Tuesdays, 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Ages: All Ages

Experience the benefits and power of simple and gentle yoga stretches to help you relax and improve your physical strength and balance. This class, taught by a certified youg instructor, offers a refelctive and spiritual approach to yoga that integrates body, mind, and spirit. Wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing. Mats and blankets are available for use during class or you are welcome to bring your own.

Cost: minimum $2 donation/class

 


taekTae Kwon Do and Kung Fu

When: Saturdays, 10:00 AM – 12 Noon

Ages: 4 – 13 (10 AM – 11 AM)
14+ (10:30 – 12 Noon)

Brought to you by the Poong Baek Martial Arts Academy, where their goal is to introduce the benefits of martial arts training to anyone and everyone with the interest to learn. They run a variety of programs teaching martial arts to all ages and skill levels. Students are encouraged to explore and challenge their own limits, regardless of level of fitness, in a safe and inspiring environment. Visit their site for more information or call 204-390-8060 for more information.

Try a FREE class today!

 


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