Celebrate Canada150!

Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area (BGCBigs) is proud to launch #MyBGCBigsStory in celebration of #Canada150. We’ll share the stories of the people who helped create the fabric of our country.  All individuals connected now or in the past to BGCBigs are invited to submit stories, photos, videos, or simply a few thoughts on why they’re proud to have been a part of programs that build brighter futures for our kids and our community. … Continue reading

BGCBigs Staff Highlight: Match Facilitators

We spend a lot of time talking about the importance of our 3,000 volunteers, and rightly so. They are the ones on the ground spending time with kids and youth and their families to make a positive difference in our community. We are so proud of each and every volunteer and we truly cherish the work they do. So, it’s easy to see why sometimes we forget to share the stories about our team of staff members. Our staff are … Continue reading

A Different Kind of Campaign

The blog post below was written by our Fund Development Manager Danisha Bhaloo and was originally published on the Huffington Post Canada site. One year ago, I publicly announced my decision to run in the byelection for Edmonton City Council. It wasn’t an easy decision, considering I had a job that I adored and a social life that I was pretty content with. I wasn’t stirring for anything new. I didn’t want any regrets. So when I was asked to … Continue reading

Leadership in Non-profit Sector Knows No Bounds

The following was originally written and published by MacEwan University. For over 30 years, Liz O’Neill has devoted her life to serving children and youth. For her many years of service in the community as the Executive Director of Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area, Liz will receive a Distinguished Citizen Honourary Degree as part of this year’s Spring Convocation ceremony. In 1979, she became Executive Director of Big Sisters of Edmonton (serving 50 … Continue reading

Wagon Rides and Sack Races and Canoes, Oh My!

Each year BGCBigs brings together children, families, and volunteers at our Family Picnic to celebrate the start of the summer in a safe, supportive, and fun environment. At exactly 10am on Saturday May 31, the gates to Our Lady Queen of Peace Ranch (OLPQ) opened up and busses, cars, and trucks carrying 550 of our BGCBigs family came pouring onto the grounds. Nearly 60 BGCBigs staff were set up at stations, ready to have a great time with kids and … Continue reading