Volunteers: Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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“I cannot alone change the world, but I can cast a stone to make many ripples.” Sometimes it’s easy to be overwhelmed by all of the things in this world that seem to need fixing. Passionate people want to change the world, but how on earth do they decide how and where to start? Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters is proud to have 3,000 caring individuals who have decided to start something with us. On the surface … Continue reading

Dream Street: Enchanted Way

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Tickets are officially on sale for the Big Brothers Big Sisters 36th Dream Home & Win 50 Lottery! Grand Prize is Your Choice! We’re so excited to share that we have three gorgeous homes open in St. Albert’s Erin Ridge North.  Tristate, Kanvi and Veneto are back with us and there’s a twist!  The winner will choose the stunning, fully furnished house of their dreams AND receive $150,000 cash.  Seems like the best of both worlds to us! With 3 … Continue reading

We’re On A Manhunt

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! 100 days starts now! We’ve got nearly 300 boys on our waiting list for a Big Brother and many of those boys will wait for up to two years before they’re matched. Why? Because we simply don’t have enough men who believe they can be a positive influence in the life of a child. But we know that if someone cares about children, that person will make a wonderful role model. So, we are challenging ourselves and … Continue reading

Holidays Are Time For Family

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On Sunday, December 13, we held our annual Holiday party for our kids, families, and  volunteers. Over 1300 people showed up to share in the holiday festivities with us. Kids had a blast decorating cookies, making cards, meeting the Eskimos, learning to be pirates, eating turkey dinner, and choosing a gift from Santa’s workshop.  If you can imagine Northlands packed full of giggling children and beaming parents, you can imagine why this event is one of our favourites. We’d like … Continue reading

Dang’s Big First Day

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Written by EPCOR‘s Connie Smart Dang’s first day at BGCBigs’ McCauley Club ended on a high note – literally. Overlooking Giovanni Caboto Park, in a bucket truck with an EPCOR power lineman by his side, his infectious smile shone wide above a community that wants to lift him up. The evening was hosted by a crew of EPCOR employees. This was his fifth trip up in the bucket. At eight years old, a pair of strong hands was needed to … Continue reading