100 Days Starts Now!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  We’ve got nearly 800 boys on our waiting list for a Big Brother and many of those boys will wait for up to two years before they’re matched. Why? Because we simply don’t have enough men who believe they can be a positive influence in the life of a child. But we know that if one cares about kids, that person will make a wonderful role model. So, we are challenging ourselves and our community to find 100 men … Continue reading

Cold Lake Mentoring

Drive three hours north east of Edmonton, and you’ll find the City of Cold Lake. Over 15,000 Albertans call the rural retail hub home; many are there for the work in the nearby oil patch, for work in tourism or with the federal government, while others work on 4 Wing, one of Canada’s busiest fighter bases. It also happens to be the location of one of our satellite offices: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cold Lake. Donna Benoit, program facilitator … Continue reading

All In For Youth Edmonton

Did you know that 1 in 5 Edmonton students don’t finish high school? Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters (BGCBigs)  is part of the new initiative led by United Way of the Alberta Capital Region called All in for Youth that’s working to change that. All in for Youth brings together programs and services in a new way to help every child achieve their very best, by providing support to them and their families. By taking care of … Continue reading

Homework Help

Tommy has been attending our West Club for over a year and our staff quickly learned that he was having some trouble in school. One day his mom came into the Club to specifically ask that we help him with his reading and spelling. Our Olivia, a Club staff member, was able to sit down with him every day the week before his upcoming spelling test and help him practice. The following week, Tommy came into the Club, grinning from … Continue reading

Santa Clothes Came To Town!

November 6 was a special day for 100 of our community’s kids. For the first time anywhere in Canada, the Rotary Club of Edmonton West gave the gift of the holiday season to children in need of warm clothing. Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters partnered with four inner city Edmonton elementary schools to identify 25 kids from each school who could benefit from a shopping spree at Old Navy. We picked them up by bus at their … Continue reading