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!