BGCBigs Family Holiday Party

Oh the Holiday Season! It’s one of our favourite times of year. We’re so lucky to get to throw all of our kids and families and volunteers a Holiday Party with help from the most amazing partners! On December 7 we had over 1500  kids, families, and volunteers join us at Northlands (that’s more than we’ve ever hard!). There was cookie decorating, card making, Twister playing, photo taking, turkey eating, magic watching, entertainment enjoying, and dance competing. And of course … Continue reading

The Importance of a Smile

We are so fortunate to receive donations of tickets to events around Edmonton for our kids, families, and volunteers. They come from a multitude of individuals and companies and they can be a fun night out for Big-Little match or an opportunity for a parent to spoil their child. The other day, we heard from a Mom about the amazing experience she and her son had at the Oilers VS Devils game on November 21 (tickets to which were donated … Continue reading

Dinner & Auction In Support Of Children

If you know anything about BGCBigs you probably know that children and families are at the core of everything we do. From our programs, to our events, to our fundraising, we want to helps kids do better, and provide opportunities for families to be together. So it makes sense that we are always thrilled when our community donates silent and live auction items that families can use together. Last year at our Lobster Lovers Gala, the Edmonton Valley Zoo did … 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

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