Blue Jays Alumni Spend The Day with Our Kids

A field near McCauley Boys & Girls Club was a sea of blue and white on Saturday, August 16th. Nearly 40 kids, a cross section from each of our Clubs, were swinging bats and throwing balls in their Rookie League t-shirts and Jays Care hats. But they weren’t there alone. They were joined by four Blue Jays Alumni who had the kids completely enthralled. Jessie Barfield, Brian McRae, Devon White, Denis Coucher each led the kids through a station of … Continue reading

#BPs50Moments – A Birthday Celebration

On Thursday, August 7th, Tara and Sandy from Boston Pizza came out to our West Club to share their 50th Birthday with nearly 100 kids from our West, McCauley, Tweddle, Sakaw and Rundle Clubs. Our kids from all over the city showed up in their brightly coloured Club shirts to participate in a fun afternoon of great food and a mini soccer tournament.  We started with a “quiet” game of graveyard. Then it was lunch time!!  Pepperoni appeared to be … Continue reading

Giving Girls Confidence & Strength

Music, activity, confidence – three words that best describe this past Tuesday afternoon at 30 Minute Hit Edmonton. A group of girls from our Kinsmen and Rundle Clubs filled the south Edmonton gym with laughter and energy as they practiced their newly learned kickboxing skills. Several weeks ago, BGCBigs Community Program Facilitator (CPF) Andrea was talking with a mom who was concerned with the lack of organized sports available for girls in their community. As a CFP, part of Andrea’s … Continue reading

Radio Station + Invested Community Member = New Sporting Equipment for Our Kids

Listening to the Jason Gregor Show on TSN1260 a couple of weeks ago, the boyfriend of one of our Africa Centre Club Staff became inspired.  Jason announced that he wanted to help the local community in some way and invited listeners to call or email with potential opportunities. Ryan and our staffer, Sam, connected with Jason and momentum built for what became an incredibly generous and important gift to our community’s kid. In her role as Summer Programs Coordinator for … Continue reading

Mentorship Helps Youth Achieve Their Potential

This is a wonderful article about the power of mentoring written by our friends at TransCanada. Supporting those in need At age 17, Christopher – a treaty member of the Muskowekwan First Nation – experienced a series of events that would change his life forever. After suffering through a childhood of abuse and instability, he found a new path through life thanks to the Boys & Girls Clubs, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton and Area (BGCBigs) Youth in Care … Continue reading