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

Cold Lake Mentoring

Drive three hours north east of Edmonton, and you’ll find the City of Cold Lake. Over 15,000 Albertans call the rural retail hub home; many are there for the work in the nearby oil patch, for work in tourism or with the federal government, while others work on 4 Wing, one of Canada’s busiest fighter bases. It also happens to be the location of one of our satellite offices: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cold Lake. Donna Benoit, program facilitator … Continue reading

All In For Youth Edmonton

Did you know that 1 in 5 Edmonton students don’t finish high school? Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters (BGCBigs)  is part of the new initiative led by United Way of the Alberta Capital Region called All in for Youth that’s working to change that. All in for Youth brings together programs and services in a new way to help every child achieve their very best, by providing support to them and their families. By taking care of … Continue reading