An Opportunity To Share

We love getting feedback and hearing stories from straight from the mouths of our wonderful volunteers. Krista is a mentor in our EXCEL Program™ and she shared with us part of why she loves volunteering. Volunteering with EXCEL has been a nostalgic experience for me because I see so much of myself in the kids. I recall struggling with school right into my teens and having no idea how to deal with the terrifying things I would have to learn … Continue reading

So What’s The Big Deal?

Potential volunteers might ask themselves what’s REALLY the value of spending just an hour with a child at their school. So we sat down with Joanne Wynn, Principal at Norwood School, to find out. Why is the Bigs in Schools program important for Norwood School? We’ve had this program for over 25 years. One reason the program is so important is because many of our students come from humble situations and they don’t always have access to other role models … Continue reading

Wabamun Art History & Exploration

Based out of Wabamun Elementary School, the BGCBigs Wabamun Club offers children and youth opportunities to build the skills and knowledge they need to achieve their full potential by supporting kids in culture, physical activity, health and nutrition, academic support, growth and empowerment, life skills, and leadership. Below is an update from our wonderful Parkland Community Program Facilitator, Bethany Tynes. At the beginning of the year, we did some idea generating and goal-setting with our Club kids. They mentioned that … Continue reading

Helping A Child Dream Bigger

One of the most powerful things to witness is a child working towards his or her dreams. Together we can help to create a better future for all kids. Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters (BGCBigs) believes all children have the capacity to lead full and rewarding lives. But sometimes they just need a little help. BGCBigs has an in school-mentoring program to provide girls and boys with an opportunity to make a lifelong friend and get some … Continue reading

Dang’s Big First Day

Epcor giving back

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