Kids Tennis League

Oftentimes, kids who attend our programs don’t have access to a variety of sports. In 2016, thanks to a grant from Tennis Canada, we were able to offer a Kids Tennis League to 70 kids at our McCauley and Tweddle Clubs. The Tennis League Support Program is designed for kids who are older than six. It focuses on learning tennis through play rather than the traditional lesson-based model so kids can get better simply by playing. Plus Tennis Canada provided … Continue reading

Teammates Floor Hockey Camp

The excitement in the air was palpable. It was early in the morning on Saturday, February 18th and we expected our kids to still be struggling to keep their sleepiness at bay. It turns out that if you give them something as unique as a floor hockey camp with a famous former Edmonton Oiler sleep doesn’t really matter so much. That day, 60 kids between the ages of 9 and 13 from across our after school clubs, including a few … Continue reading

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