“For me basketball gives me an outlet to relieve stress. I've been coming to BNC for a long time and it's given me a good place to encourage the younger kids when we play ball. I also made lots of good friends doing it.”
Participant ages: 6 – 15
Mentor ages: 16-19
For the past few years the Broadway Neighbourhood Centre team has seen a demand in organized recreation services within our youth population, especially their ever growing love for basketball. In 2021, we applied for the Canadian Tire Jump Start Grant and requested an amendment to one of our Provincial Grants to accommodate for our budget for this.
In turn we have had a very successful first year with registration growing and attendance reaching an all time high. The program is flourishing under the direction of our Head Coach Garnett McLeod with an average daily attendance of 30-35 youth, running in tandem with our drop-in program. Here's to many more successful years to come!!!