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

BGCBigs Staff Take Time to Volunteer

Although many of our Service Delivery staff spend time with kids every day, some don’t have the opportunity; their roles focusing on recruiting, training, enrolling and matching volunteers and kids, managing staff or administering our many programs.  But on Friday September 26, 2014, during our annual training day full of policies and procedures, we were able to take half an hour to visit the kids at Youngstown School. Literacy is critical in a child’s success in school and a heavy … Continue reading

From Seeds to West Club’s Kitchen Table

This past summer, Trinity Church gave our West Club the amazing opportunity to plant and grow their own vegetable garden. The church owns gardening land and it graciously donated half a plot to West Club along with tomato and cucumber plants. “This was the first time we had the opportunity to plant our own garden,” says Olivia Boyington, Program Staff at West Club. “It was really a special treat for our kids. They learned about how to plant seeds and … Continue reading

Basketball Pros Inspire Our Kids

Yesterday, The Senior Women’s National Basketball Team made a special visit to our McCauley Club and spent some time teaching our young, aspiring basketball players the fundamentals of the game. Nearly 40 of our Club kids, spent an hour learning how to dribble, pass, and shoot a basketball from 15 very tall, very talented ladies – two of whom were born and bred right here in Edmonton! “Our players realize that they are privileged to be able to play as … Continue reading

It Takes A Family To Make A Home

If you’ve ever built a home with interior designers, you’ll know the relationship between the two professions can be adversarial.  Construction and esthetics don’t always come together seamlessly.  But for 23 years, Tom Andrews, Bonnie Walters and Al Black, have delivered stunning homes for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Dream Home Lottery. With their teams and their arsenal of friends, vendors and partners – who often gave up more lucrative jobs and charged only their cost for materials in order … Continue reading