Christmas Throwback – Local Company’s Spirit of Giving

Custom design firm California Closets has been donating to BGCBigs for the past five years. Jennifer VanTeeling the Sales Manager for the company was a Boys & Girls Club staff member while she was going to university. “When I was looking for work after university and after I left the Club, I still wanted to be able to help people. In my job with California Closets we help individuals and companies get more organized and that has an impact on … Continue reading

BGCBigs Staff Highlight: Match Facilitators

We spend a lot of time talking about the importance of our 3,000 volunteers, and rightly so. They are the ones on the ground spending time with kids and youth and their families to make a positive difference in our community. We are so proud of each and every volunteer and we truly cherish the work they do. So, it’s easy to see why sometimes we forget to share the stories about our team of staff members. Our staff are … Continue reading

Dream Street Returns – $1.2 Million Grand Prize

Tickets are officially on sale for the Big Brothers Big Sisters 37th Dream Home & Win 50 Lottery! Grand Prize is Your Choice The Big Brothers Big Sisters Dream Home Lottery is back this year thanks to the support of Landrex Inc. and generous folks like you! Three incredible home builders – Alves Development, Romaya Homes, and Veneto Custom Homes – are each building a gorgeous dream home on Elaine Street, St. Albert. The winner of the $1.2 million Grand Prize … Continue reading

An Eye Opening Opportunity

We just love when volunteers want to share their experiences with us. Below is a testimony from volunteer Stephanie Mah. I was a mentor with EXCEL for about two years while attending the University of Alberta until completing my undergraduate degree in Psychology.  During my time there, I worked with several students in grades 3 and 4, assisting them with Language Arts and Math.  In a typical day, I would spend about an hour working on homework with students, and then … Continue reading

100 Days Starts Now!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  We’ve got nearly 800 boys on our waiting list for a Big Brother and many of those boys will wait for up to two years before they’re matched. Why? Because we simply don’t have enough men who believe they can be a positive influence in the life of a child. But we know that if one cares about kids, that person will make a wonderful role model. So, we are challenging ourselves and our community to find 100 men … Continue reading