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

Blue Jays Alumni Spend The Day with Our Kids

A field near McCauley Boys & Girls Club was a sea of blue and white on Saturday, August 16th. Nearly 40 kids, a cross section from each of our Clubs, were swinging bats and throwing balls in their Rookie League t-shirts and Jays Care hats. But they weren’t there alone. They were joined by four Blue Jays Alumni who had the kids completely enthralled. Jessie Barfield, Brian McRae, Devon White, Denis Coucher each led the kids through a station of … Continue reading

Giving Girls Confidence & Strength

Music, activity, confidence – three words that best describe this past Tuesday afternoon at 30 Minute Hit Edmonton. A group of girls from our Kinsmen and Rundle Clubs filled the south Edmonton gym with laughter and energy as they practiced their newly learned kickboxing skills. Several weeks ago, BGCBigs Community Program Facilitator (CPF) Andrea was talking with a mom who was concerned with the lack of organized sports available for girls in their community. As a CFP, part of Andrea’s … Continue reading

Radio Station + Invested Community Member = New Sporting Equipment for Our Kids

Listening to the Jason Gregor Show on TSN1260 a couple of weeks ago, the boyfriend of one of our Africa Centre Club Staff became inspired.  Jason announced that he wanted to help the local community in some way and invited listeners to call or email with potential opportunities. Ryan and our staffer, Sam, connected with Jason and momentum built for what became an incredibly generous and important gift to our community’s kid. In her role as Summer Programs Coordinator for … Continue reading

Kids & Volunteers Show Pride In Their Community Club

We believe that our kids deserve to have places to be after school, in the evenings, and during school breaks that are safe, fun, educational, and welcoming.  This summer, our Duggan, Sakaw, and Steinhauer Clubs have demonstrated not only pride in their Clubs but also in their community. Their approach? Planting gardens! The idea of gardening took root in 2012-13 after Club staff had conversations about ways we could engage our kids in different seasonal activities. Kids at our Tweddle … Continue reading