What’s the definition of a “win-win” mentoring program? According to Liz O’Neill, it’s a productive exchange between mentor and pupil – or, in the language of Edmonton’s Boys and Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters (BGCBigs), between “bigs” and “littles.” With school back in session for the fall, BGCBigs and Enbridge are about to begin the fifth year of a groundbreaking on-site corporate mentoring program in Edmonton – an initiative that pairs up grade-schoolchildren with Enbridge employees in Alberta’s capital, … Continue reading
Time is running out to get your tickets to the 2015 Lobster Lovers Gala, presented by Flaman Group of Companies! On November 6th at the Chateau Lacombe you could be at one of the Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters biggest fundraisers of the year! You don’t want to miss it. Check out the video below to see how last year’s event went. And click here to learn more get your tickets before we sell out!
Who are the best volunteers? People just like you! Our Volunteer Recruitment Team is currently focused on recruiting over 100 caring adults to volunteer as Bigs in Schools for the 2015-2016 school year (and beyond!). If you or someone you know has an hour a week to share with a child please read on and share! Our Bigs In Schools (in school mentoring) program is an easy and rewarding way to make a difference. For one hour a week – … Continue reading
With a husband and three growing sons at home, Laurie’s life was fuelled by sports and testosterone. When she signed up to volunteer as an in-school mentor with BBBS, it’s easy to see why she wanted to be matched with a little girl. “The agency interviews you to match you with the best fit, and I just wanted to work with a little girl. Even my dogs were male, and I wanted some pink in my world,” she laughingly recalls. … Continue reading
The first time Gwen was told she should become a volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters (as we were called at the time), she declined and told us she was just too busy. A year later, she was approached again. But this time something was different. “I realized I was just making excuses not to. So I signed up and became an In School Mentor (Big in School) for 5 year old Holly. I figured that a tiny piece of … Continue reading