Explosive Science Club

Our Clubs pride themselves on coming up with new and exciting ideas for programs or “clubs” that keep the kids entertained but are also learning opportunities.  Ian, our Club Coordinator at McCauley, shared an awesome story with us about their science club. The McCauley science clubs came to an explosive end. Our youth have developed patience and commitment as they tried to create the most earth shaking volcanoes during our Monday night science club. Each week kids learned about tectonic … Continue reading

McCauley Club Connects with Newcomers

Community Clubs can make all the difference to a family starting anew from a different country.  Different weather, customs, transportation and shopping and banking options, and certainly, different child and family support and education opportunities, can be overwhelming to navigate and move through successfully. When Mom and Dad brought 9 year old Dhruv, an only child, from India in the summer of 2013, they were fortunate to connect with their local school, Norwood Elementary. Since September 2013, and at least … Continue reading

McCauley Rejuvenation Project

Our sincere thanks to the funders who have made this important project possible. Western Economic Diversification Canada Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund $250,000 Rotary Club of Edmonton, Legacy Project Funding Award $200,000 Government of Alberta, Ministry of Culture and Community Services Community Facility Enhancement Program $100,000 Special thanks to Chandos Construction for your diligence and expertise. Background   Boys & Girls Clubs and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area amalgamated on July 1, 2011. The resulting organization is operated … Continue reading

Funding Announcement – Alberta Culture

BGCBigs held our Annual General Meeting on Monday, September 9th.  So many great guests and stories and we’ll be sharing over the course of the next few weeks.  A very special announcement and cheque presentation were made by Alberta Culture Minister Heather Klimchuk. A commitment of $100,000 was made to ensure the completion of our McCauley Club.  This important community hub has undergone significant renovations and is home away from home to hundreds of our community’s children and youth.  It … Continue reading

The Works Festival 2013

Looking for something to do next week?  The Works International Visual Arts Society produces The Works Art & Design Festival from June 20th to July 2nd,  which attracts artists and patrons from around the world, boosting the energy and imagination of Downtown Edmonton at the start of every summer. The Works is a free event that draws an audience representing all ages and interests, offering over 200 exciting exhibits and special events to the public. BGCBigs has been fortunate over … Continue reading