Volunteers: Thank you, thank you, thank you!

“I cannot alone change the world, but I can cast a stone to make many ripples.” Sometimes it’s easy to be overwhelmed by all of the things in this world that seem to need fixing. Passionate people want to change the world, but how on earth do they decide how and where to start? Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters is proud to have 3,000 caring individuals who have decided to start something with us. On the surface … Continue reading

International Women’s Day: Kelly Micetich

Since March 8th is International Women’s Day, we thought it was appropriate to take a look at some of the amazing women in our lives who make our work supporting children and their families possible. One of the first people who comes to mind is Kelly Micetich. Kelly is an outstanding individual whose passion and commitment to our kids and our community is the focus of both her personal and professional life. Over the past 20 years Kelly has demonstrated … Continue reading

Nominate a BGCBigs Child or Volunteer Today!

Each year, BGCBigs celebrates the kids and volunteers who stand out and make a difference through an awards program.  Every volunteer, every child and youth, are so important to us and if we could give you all an award, we would!  But we only have 8 real awards and so are opening the nominations to you this year, and are excited to hear your stories and how the child or volunteer in your life deserve special recognition. Any child, youth … Continue reading

K-Days is Here!

What an exciting day and the whole 10 days ahead are full of fun and adventure!  Beginning with this morning’s parade, BGCBigs staff, volunteers and kids will be participating in K-Days activities and enjoying our wonderful city.  If you’re at the fair grounds, make sure to stop by and visit us in the Expo Centre.  A little birdie told us that our friends at Telus are donating $5 for every song sung at their karaoke stage, which sounds like something … Continue reading

Local Companies Support Volunteering

Today’s news release from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada reports that 77% of working Canadians would participate if their company provided time off to volunteer. People’s personal lives are just so hectic that many can’t take time away from their families to volunteer. When their workplace releases them for a few hours each week or month, it makes all the difference in the world. BGCBigs thanks all the local employers who understand the needs of their staff and the … Continue reading