Building a Dream

This year City Lumber & TD Canada Trust brought together Edmonton’s arts community in support of children and youth! On December 14, 21, and February 20, nearly 150 youth from the Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters experienced a half day of immersion in Edmonton’s Downtown Arts District. In the third year of inspiring the imaginations of our city’s youth, City Lumber President & CEO, Robert Rosen, was thrilled to welcome TD Bank Group as a presenting sponsor … Continue reading

A Game of Soccer with Nike

On February 12, our Club kids at Sakaw, Steinhauer, and Tweddle could hardly contain themselves. They were kicking around a soccer ball at their respective Clubs, practicing their moves, getting ready to play with the pros – employees from Nike’s store in South Edmonton Common. Each week a few staff members from the store spend time at either Sakaw or Tweddle volunteering with the kids. But February 12 was a different day. It was the Big Game. Our Club Staff … Continue reading

More Than A Company

In 1959, Frank Flaman started the Flaman company in Saskatchewan with a little bit of equipment – a baler, swather, and 10 grain bins – and a fair share of entrepreneurial acumen. Today, the Flaman Group of Companies spans five provinces, has four divisions (Fitness, Trailers, Agriculture, Rentals), employs over 400 staff, and includes 42 fitness stores, 100 rental dealers, and 10 additional locations. But Flaman is not your typical company. Flaman is a company set up for charity. “We … Continue reading

Basketball Pros Inspire Our Kids

Yesterday, The Senior Women’s National Basketball Team made a special visit to our McCauley Club and spent some time teaching our young, aspiring basketball players the fundamentals of the game. Nearly 40 of our Club kids, spent an hour learning how to dribble, pass, and shoot a basketball from 15 very tall, very talented ladies – two of whom were born and bred right here in Edmonton! “Our players realize that they are privileged to be able to play as … Continue reading

It Takes A Family To Make A Home

If you’ve ever built a home with interior designers, you’ll know the relationship between the two professions can be adversarial.  Construction and esthetics don’t always come together seamlessly.  But for 23 years, Tom Andrews, Bonnie Walters and Al Black, have delivered stunning homes for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Dream Home Lottery. With their teams and their arsenal of friends, vendors and partners – who often gave up more lucrative jobs and charged only their cost for materials in order … Continue reading