Spring Cleaning: Tips & Tricks

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After long months of cold wintry weather, the days are finally becoming sunny and bright. The beautiful cherry blossoms are blooming! For many people the change in season means spending more time outdoors, but for others this also means it’s time for some spring cleaning. To make life a little easier, we have compiled a few of our favourite internet tips and tricks for de-cluttering and creating space. Organize and Donate your Clothes The first and most obvious step to … Continue reading

Friendship, Laughter & Cookies

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Shiloh admits that when she was 10 years old she didn’t get along very well with other kids at school. “I needed someone to talk to,” she says. Her mom heard about the mentoring programs at Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters (BGCBigs) and Shiloh agreed to try it out. “It’s risky because you’re putting yourself out there. But it turned out to be worth it.” Shiloh was matched to Danielle, a caring volunteer with a myriad of … Continue reading

#AlbertaStrong

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All over the news and social media we’re seeing the amazing resilience of Albertans and their willingness to support one another – donating their time, money, and space inside their own homes all to help evacuees of wildfires. At BGCBigs, we are also trying to do whatever we can to support residents of Fort McMurray as they wait for news on their community.  Below is a little list we’ve complied (note, the fundraising ideas came directly from the kids in … Continue reading

Where There’s A Will, There’s A Way

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One of the focuses of our Club’s is to provide kids with new opportunities and experiences. The Afro Quiz is one example. It’s a Jeopardy-style quiz competition held each year during Black History Month to celebrate the rich history of people of African descent across the globe. It also instills a sense of pride and appreciation in the youth of our community. Aashwin and Chaitanya are two boys who regularly attend the Sakaw Boys & Girls Club. Nirmal, the Club … Continue reading

Volunteers: Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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“I cannot alone change the world, but I can cast a stone to make many ripples.” Sometimes it’s easy to be overwhelmed by all of the things in this world that seem to need fixing. Passionate people want to change the world, but how on earth do they decide how and where to start? Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters is proud to have 3,000 caring individuals who have decided to start something with us. On the surface … Continue reading