Santa Clothes Came To Town!

November 6 was a special day for 100 of our community’s kids. For the first time anywhere in Canada, the Rotary Club of Edmonton West gave the gift of the holiday season to children in need of warm clothing. Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters partnered with four inner city Edmonton elementary schools to identify 25 kids from each school who could benefit from a shopping spree at Old Navy. We picked them up by bus at their … Continue reading

A Lasting Impact

The community of McCauley was named after Edmonton’s first mayor and it is proud of its cultural diversity. It also happens to be a place where many families and individuals are struggling to make ends meet. That’s why EPCOR is working with Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters (BGCBigs) to make McCauley a strong and vibrant community. They know that building healthy communities starts with nurturing our community’s kids. In 2015, EPCOR pledged to provide $50,000 a year … Continue reading

A Different Kind of Campaign

The blog post below was written by our Fund Development Manager Danisha Bhaloo and was originally published on the Huffington Post Canada site. One year ago, I publicly announced my decision to run in the byelection for Edmonton City Council. It wasn’t an easy decision, considering I had a job that I adored and a social life that I was pretty content with. I wasn’t stirring for anything new. I didn’t want any regrets. So when I was asked to … Continue reading

Meeting Basic Needs

The Melton Foundation is a multi-generational foundation that was started in 1969 by Stan and Peggy Melton. “They wanted to share their success with those in need,” Teresa Melton, Managing Director of the foundation says. We are so grateful that the Melton Foundation has chosen to share its success with Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters and the children and families we serve. “When it comes to fundraising,” Danisha Bhaloo, Fund Development Manager at BGCBigs, explains. “It’s normally … Continue reading

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