Boys and Girls Clubs of Thunder Bay

Site: Thunder Bay - Vale Unit

Service: Boys and Girls Club

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Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Enhances the quality of life for children and youth through community-based social, recreational, educational, health, and counselling services 
  • Promotes self-determination and a sense of belonging and appreciation 
  • Provides opportunity for volunteer and seasonal employment 
    • Recreational: soccer, baseball, floor hockey, gym games, climbing programs, snowboarding, and skiing 
    • Educational: study skills program, world of science, cooking class, arts and crafts, computers 
    • Safe Arrival Programs from seven local schools 
    • Camping, swimming, outings in the summer, dance and fitness classes 
    • Breakfast Club at various schools 
    • Satellite Outreach at various schools  
    • Homework Help
    Community Access Program 
    • Provides individuals with public access to the internet and the skills they need to use it effectively  
    • Plays a crucial role in bridging the digital divide  
    • Contributes to the foundation for electronic access to government services  
    • Encourages online learning and literacy  
    • Fosters the development of community based infrastructure  
    • Promotes Canadian e-commerce
Hours Office Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
Mon-Thu 2:45 pm-5:30 pm, 6:30 pm-8 pm; Fri 2:45 pm-6 pm, PA Days: 1 pm-5 pm, Sep-Jun 
Wed only 1 pm-4 pm, Jul-Aug
Areas Served Thunder Bay
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) - 18 year(s) 
  • Children MUST be 6 years of age and older to attend After-school programs between the hours of 2:45 pm-5:30 pm 
  • During PD Days, Christmas Break, March Break and Summer Program, children who are 4-5 years of age may attend as long as they are enrolled in full time school
  • All programs require that a membership form be filled out each year 
  • Call or visit the website for more information
Languages English
Fees Membership - Annual, Individuals, Families ; Program - Weekly outings
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-577-2290
Primary Contact Adam Desmarais, Vale Program Coordinator; Email:
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address 420 Vale Ave
Thunder Bay, ON P7C 5E7
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Intersection Vale Ave and James St N
Mailing Address 270 Windsor St 
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 1V6
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (80) United Way
Established 1912
Funding City / Town - Thunder Bay ; Fundraising - Bingos ; Donations - Various sponsors ; United Way ; Fees ; Foundation - Ontario Trillium Foundation; John Andrews; Paterson Foundation