Buckmasters Circle Community Centre

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129 Brigade St
Buckmaster’s Circle
PO Box 26028
St. John’s, NL A1E 0A5

Tel: (709) 579-0718                Contact: Bonnie James, Executive Director
Fax: (709) 737-0342               Email: bonnie@bmcc.nf.ca
Website: www.ccanl.ca/buckmaster-circle-community-centre/

Mandate:

The Buckmasters Circle Community Centre shall encourage and promote leadership, well-being, and cooperation of all citizens of the Buckmasters Circle community and surrounding areas. To develop respect, knowledge, and skills through community participation, advocacy, outreach, partnerships, program development and community services

Target Population:

All community residents of Buckmasters Circle and the outlying area

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

YOUTH

  • Preschool Aged Children   
    • Play and Learn Program: Children learn their basic colors, numbers, and alphabet.
    • Buddy’s Book Club: Promotes child and youth literacy, with visits from Buddy the Puffin.
  • School Aged Children
    • Boys Group: Offered once a month and focuses on fun and recreational activities for the boys to do together.
    • Summer Program: Free of charge; activities include swimming at Bowring Park, field days, Theme Days. BBQ’s, and trips to various places in and around St. John’s.
    • Youth Outreach: Provides youth with opportunities they may not normally experience. Activities include paintball, bowling, magic shows, movies, and much more!
    • Homework Haven: Youth Grades 7-12 can receive help with subjects such as Math, English, Science, Spelling, and Special Projects for school.
    • Youth Achieve: Literacy coaching to youth in Grades 6- 9 for 1 hour twice a week.

ADULTS

  • Adult Bingo: This Bingo has grocery item prizes and a ‘You Pick Bingo Card’. Held every second Friday afternoon at the Community Centre’s main program room; for adults over the age of 18.
  • TA (Tenants Association) Events: Members of the tenants association put off many events throughout the year for the other community members.
  • Mom’s Moments: For any women in the community over the age of 18; the focus is to do a variety of fun activities and connect with other women in the community.
  • Lunch and Learns: Monthly information sessions on a variety of topics which range from finance budgeting to health and safety to lifestyle tips.

FAMILY

  • Mother & Daughter(s) Program: The group meets every second Thursday from 6-8pm; focuses on strengthening existing relationships with your family by spending quality time together.
  • Buckmasters Bistro: Community Cook-up is held once a month; volunteers come together to prepare and serve a free meal to the community. Everyone receives a copy of the recipe.
  • Project Endure: A community, capacity-building project which works with 30 youth and their families over a 3 year period to build engagement, skills, knowledge, and leadership capacity.
  • Seniors & Youth Program: Seniors 50+ and youth 12-17 come together; both generations will acquire a new appreciation of each other, increasing tolerance and keeping many traditions alive.

SERVICES

Health Services

  • Nurse Practitioner: Every Wednesday, there is a Nurse Practitioner available to make referrals and diagnose and manage infections, prescribe antibiotics, birth control etc. and also PAP Tests.
  • Public Health Nurse: A public health nurse is on staff at the Community Centre, Monday- Friday 8:30am-4:30pm.
  • Healthy Baby Club: Every Wednesday morning 9-11, resource mothers provide information on nutrition, mother care, baby care, and much more for expecting moms of the community.
Employment Services

  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Job search
  • Interview techniques
  • Drivers Permit Prep Sessions
  • Youth employment readiness program
Other Services

  • Coats for Kids
  • Public Internet Access
  • Photocopying
  • Faxing
  • Rentals
  • Referral/Support
  • Annual Back to School Drive