Weldco Mentoring Program – Leading the Way

One of our Corporate Mentoring Partners, Weldco, shared with us this lovely newsletter article about their program! Weldco is proud to be one of the first few companies to develop a Corporate Mentoring Program with Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area (BGCBigs). In fact, Weldco is the 5th Corporate Mentoring partner and BGCBigs has fortunately recruited another three partners since. Continuing to grow, Weldco has expanded its program from four mentors and five mentees … Continue reading

Servus Credit Union & Our Community

In anticipation of our upcoming Lobster Lovers Gala, we are excited to share this note from our friends at Servus Credit Union. We are so grateful that Servus has again committed to providing the delicious lobster for the evening. Servus Credit Union is honoured to partner with the Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton once again on their annual Lobster Lovers Gala in support of children! Servus has been a loyal sponsor of Lobster Lovers for … 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

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