A Good Life

One of the focuses of our Club’s is to provide kids with new opportunities and experiences. The Afro Quiz is one example. It’s a Jeopardy-style quiz competition held each year during Black History Month to celebrate the rich history of people of African descent across the globe. This year, a 12 year old boy named Aashwin decided to try his hand at the Afro Quiz. Just over a year and a half ago, he and his mother moved to Canada … Continue reading

Ready For Summer?

Summer is just around the corner, and we can’t wait to spend the days enjoying the sunshine with our community’s kids!  We’ve got nearly 20 summer camps and summer programs to keep Edmonton and area kids active and engaged over the break. Plus, we do our best to ensure that all of our programs foster self-confidence, create new opportunities, and help kids forge strong relationships. Last summer, our Millwoods Welcome Centre summer camp took a field trip to Fort Edmonton … Continue reading

Building Strength By Lifting Others Up

The gym was only a quarter full, but it felt packed thanks to the spirited energy and the heat from a few dozen little bodies. Music was blasting from the speakers and all the kids were facing one woman at the front. She was more into it than everyone else, a huge smile across her face, sweat on her brow. Watching her made the kids try harder; they dropped their inhibitions and put more of themselves into their moves. And … Continue reading

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

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