Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Alive and Medieval at Knights in Training!

We are completely thrilled to announce that two medieval societies will be joining us this year at the Knights in Training Conference! Both the Living Backwards Medieval Society and Knight Haven have committed to join us on May 16, and we look forward to the authentic elements they will add to the Knights in Training Conference.

The knights from each society will be greeting our boys as they arrive at the conference, providing sessions addressing respect and understanding and touching on the topic of chivalry, and they will also help us out with our opening ceremonies and skit to be performed by some of our young knights in training... what a day it will be.

Many, many thanks to the Living Backwards Medieval Society and Knight Haven for their support!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Prairie Bus Lines Jumps on Board!

We are excited once again to announce that another local supporter and sponsor of the Knights in Training Conference 2013 has jumped on board! Prairie Bus Lines will provide transportation for all of the boys within Red Deer Public School District to and from the conference.

Prairie Bus Lines has been offering transportation service to the citizens of Red Deer and surrounding communities since 1958. Prairie  provides school transportation under contract to Red Deer Public School Board, and charter services to sports groups, other organizations and industrial employee transportation service to work sites. Prairie also operates a fleet of luxury coach buses for those interested in VIP service.

We are proud to welcome yet another local business into the Grow Boys family. We are very thankful for the support we receive from significant other community members who understand how important it is to nurture the happy, healthy growth and development of our  boys as they grow up in Red Deer.

Thank you Prairie Bus Lines!

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Another Sponsor Jumps on Board...

Grow Boys Red Deer would like to thank Glen Trefanenko for jumping on board as our latest sponsor and presenter. Glen is the owner of Trefko Safety Services and contracts to Red Deer Public School District as an Occupational Health and Safety consultant. Glen is also an accomplished percussionist and will lend his talent to one of two drumming sessions at this year's Knights in Training (KIT) Conference on May 16th.

On behalf of his company, Glen has graiously donated bottled water to keep the boys at KIT hydrated throughout the day. Glen has been supporting KIT for the last year as a committee member at large, and we are very happy to receive his sponsorship.

Thanks again Glen for helping us out, and for supporting the happy, healthy growth and development of boys in Red Deer.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Our Newest Partner!

We are thrilled to announce a new sponsorship partner! North Star Sports of Red Deer, AB has joined us in supporting the happy, healthy growth and development of boys within our community. North Star Sports (Red Deer) Inc. is a Canadian owned and operated Sporting Goods Store catering to Canadian Team and School organizations, and one of the premier businesses within Red Deer. The DeZutter family has been serving the Red Deer sporting community and beyond for many, many years.

North Star has provided a new logo for our Grow Boys Knights in Training Conference this year, and will be supplying over 700 t-shirts for our participants and volunteers.

On behalf of the Grow Boys team planning Knights in Training 2013, I wish to sincerely thank the DeZutter family for their support, and invite you to check out North Star Sports for all your sport supply needs.

Here We Grow Again!

Grow Boys Red Deer presents the Second Annual…

Conference, May 16, 2013 at G.H. Dawe Community Center

Come take the journey with us! 

We are thrilled to present another Grow Boys Red Deer conference event this year for fifth grade boys within our community. We are calling it "Knights in Training," and anticipate over 600 boys from three school districts will be joining us along with over 75 adult volunteers, and an equal number of high school volunteer clan family leaders. 
The boys will be arranged in groups of 20 - 25 clan families representing 24 different school kingdoms. They will take a journey of discovery with their new family as they learn what it takes to become a 'knight'. Each of our knights in training will participate in a range of learning experiences that teach them about the core concepts of respect, understanding, relationships and responsibility... elements of life and learning that true knights understand implicitly.  They will also learn how the four directions correlate to the core understanding of knights everywhere; "hope is an action word."  
Participants at the Knights in Training event will participate in 4 learning activities throughout the day revolving around the four directions. They will be taking action to learn what the directions mean to them, and how they can use their new skills to have hope, and more importantly, how to take action to achieve what they hope for. 
Details about our program are evolving as session facilitators are confirmed. We are very excited about the conference this year!