Adopt-A-Teen Has A Ripple Effect

Originally published in the Edmonton Sun on Wednesday, December 17, 2014. Written by Cam Tait. By the very nature of its name — Adopt-A-Teen — is a campaign to make sure teenagers have something to open Christmas morning. There’s a ripple effect, however, that sheds hope and happiness for the entire family. Especially parents. I speak from my own experience from a young boy growing up in the west-end community of Lynnwood. Christmas morning was controlled chaos as my siblings … Continue reading

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