A Night Of Awards

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 was the Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters Annual General Meeting and Volunteer/Child Awards Night.  We were blessed with the attendance of City Councillors Scott McKeen and Mohinder Banga as well as Mayor Don Iveson, who helped us honour the individuals being awarded.  Mayor Iveson surprised us with a wonderful proclamation, declaring September 2016 Big Brothers Big Sisters Month in Edmonton. Click here to read the Message from the President & Executive Director from … Continue reading

Big Sister of the Year – Part 2

Yesterday we shared Part 1 of the story that led to Shelly becoming Big Sister of the Year. Today, we’d like to share the letter from Cindy’s Mom, Marianna. I would like to express my gratitude for having Shelly as my child Cindy’s mentor (Big Sister). Thanks to the help of the Big Brother and Big Sister introducing Shelly to our family, we have gained not only a friend but also a family member. I believe friends are the family that … Continue reading

Big Sister of the Year – Part 1

Each year we give our outstanding kids and volunteers awards for their amazing commitment and dedication to our programs. Normally nominations for these awards come from our staff who work with our kids, families, and volunteers. But this year, we received an out of the ordinary nomination. It included a letter from a Little Sister and her mother, nominating their Big Sister. We were so proud to award Shelly with Big Sister of the Year! Below is the letter we … Continue reading

Nominate a Great Kid!

Do you know a great kid you know in your community? Celebrate their remarkable efforts and help inspire them to continue doing great things by nominating them for a Great Kids Award! Haven’t heard about the Great Kids Award? Here’s the scoop. When seven year-old Austin Neufeld realized he would not have enough garage sale items to reach his fundraising goal of $1,000 for the Terry Fox Foundation, he asked everyone he knew to donate things. As a result of … Continue reading

Making Post-Secondary A Reality

Through the generous support of Future Shop, 40 Boys and Girls Clubs youth from across Canada now have the opportunity to pursue their higher education goals as recipients of Future Shop’s Future Generation Scholarships. Two of those youth are our very own BGCBigs Club members, Emanuelle and Sumayyah! On Saturday, September 27 both Emaunele and Sumayyah – selected based on their outstanding contribution to BGCBigs and our local community, good academic standing, and financial need – were recognized during a … Continue reading