Better Together – 5th Anniversary of Amalgamation

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Perseverance, commitment, unity, focus, respect.  These are all words that current board members of Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area use to describe their experience in the amalgamation of Boys & Girls Clubs of Edmonton and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area on July 1st, 2011. Officially, the amalgamation of these two well respected child serving organizations happened on July 1st, 2011 but the work began nearly two years before.  What was … Continue reading

Vital Signs – A Group For Boys

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It’s no secret that Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters (BGCBigs) has a lot of kids on our waiting list for a Big Brother or Sister. Right now the number is right around 1000, with 800 of those being boys. Thanks to the support of the Edmonton Community Foundation Vital Signs program, we’re piloting a project that will address the needs of our community’s boys with a bit more urgency. Vital Signs funding has generously allowed us to … Continue reading

Health & Happy Futures

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We are so fortunate to have nearly 3,000 caring volunteers working with children and youth in our community. And we love when they share their experiences with us. Divya Jha is a mentor in our EXCEL Program™ and she recently shared her experience this past year in the hopes that hearing directly from a volunteer will inspire others to get involved.  I have been an In-School Mentor with BGCBIGS since 2011, and I have loved every minute of it. About … Continue reading

10 Reasons to Golf For Kids

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We are so excited to open registrations for our 6th Annual Golf Tournament, presented by Landrex Inc. It will take place on August 18th at the Cougar Creek Golf Resort! This is one of our main fundraisers each year. Last year, we raised $142,700 to provide safe places and positive relationships for nearly 5,000 children and youth. You might be wondering what’s so great about our tournament. We’ll , we’ve got a list of 10 reasons why you or your … Continue reading

You Can Help Us Win $10,000!

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Joe and Mary are a young couple living in Edmonton. After a long day of work, sometimes at two different jobs, they come home to spend a few precious minutes of quality time with their three young kids. Sometimes they struggle to make ends meet while also finding time for their little ones, but usually it all works out. Joe’s family lives in Ontario and Mary’s are up in St. Paul so they can’t often rely on the support a … Continue reading