Archive for July 2014

Combating Summer Learning Loss, One Meal at a Time

There was a time when heading back to school in September was tough for Shaylah Rivard.

“It was harder for my brain to function because I wasn’t really learning over the summertime,” she says.

That all changed after Rivard enrolled in the CSI...

Winnipeg Youth to Participate in ‘Jumpstart Games’

The first ever Winnipeg Jumpstart Games are being held today, giving youth with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg and Canadian Tire Jumpstart program a day of fun activities in the summer heat.

About 1,000 local kids will celebrate their...

30,000 Manitoba Children Depend on Food Donations

Thousands of children across Manitoba depend on summer programs to combat hunger.

When schools close their doors for the summer, most of their meal programs end too.

“If a kid was depending on that school nutrition program he or she is out of...

The Art of Growing Things

What better place to grow community than in the garden?

In an effort to connect to the Centennial neighbourhood, Frame Arts Warehouse (318 Ross Ave.) has initiated Art in the Garden, a project that combines community gardening with arts and...

Giving Kids the Right Tools

Children from Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg teamed up with local media on Thurs., July 17 at Staples Pembina for the second annual Tools for School Shopping Challenge. The Tools for School campaign, which runs until Sept. 6, raises school...

Feeding Young Minds

For almost 30,000 kids across the province who depend on Winnipeg Harvest for emergency food, hunger doesn't take a summer holiday.

During the summertime, 23 schools temporarily shut down their meal and snack programs. Students can seek out one of...

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