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

Explosive Science Club

Our Clubs pride themselves on coming up with new and exciting ideas for programs or “clubs” that keep the kids entertained but are also learning opportunities.  Ian, our Club Coordinator at McCauley, shared an awesome story with us about their science club. The McCauley science clubs came to an explosive end. Our youth have developed patience and commitment as they tried to create the most earth shaking volcanoes during our Monday night science club. Each week kids learned about tectonic … Continue reading

Edmonton Kids Develop Trust & Confidence

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

WANTED: Bigs In School

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