A Night Of Awards

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 was the Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters Annual General Meeting and Volunteer/Child Awards Night.  We were blessed with the attendance of City Councillors Scott McKeen and Mohinder Banga as well as Mayor Don Iveson, who helped us honour the individuals being awarded.  Mayor Iveson surprised us with a wonderful proclamation, declaring September 2016 Big Brothers Big Sisters Month in Edmonton. Click here to read the Message from the President & Executive Director from … Continue reading

Big Sister of the Year – Part 1

Each year we give our outstanding kids and volunteers awards for their amazing commitment and dedication to our programs. Normally nominations for these awards come from our staff who work with our kids, families, and volunteers. But this year, we received an out of the ordinary nomination. It included a letter from a Little Sister and her mother, nominating their Big Sister. We were so proud to award Shelly with Big Sister of the Year! Below is the letter we … Continue reading

Nominate A “Great Kid” Today!

Great Kids Award In April 2014, 16 children and youth from around Alberta will be recognized for their outstanding community efforts and leadership at the 14th Annual Great Kids Awards. Alberta is home to thousands of kids who do great things every day for themselves and others – at home, at school and in the community. The Great Kids Award was first launched in 1999 to celebrate children and youth who positively impact their communities. Nominate a Great Kid Today! … Continue reading

Cliff Hall Award – Chris Arsenault

Congratulations to BGCBigs staffer, Chris Arsenault, on being awarded the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada Cliff Hall Staff Award. Chris Arsenault has spent her entire career focusing on the needs of children and youth, and how best to support their development.  In the nearly 30 years she has been with what is now Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area, Chris has been directly and indirectly responsible for mentoring matches, new and innovative mentoring … Continue reading