BGCBigs Earns Key Acknowledgement from the City of Edmonton

September 16, 2022

Boys and Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton and Area (BGCBigs) Earns Key Acknowledgement from the City of Edmonton To celebrate, BGCBigs is launching a campaign to recruit more than 1,000 volunteers in the next year Edmonton – September 16, 2022 – Boys and Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton and…

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Kinette Club Goes The Distance for Lac La Biche Big Brothers Big Sisters

August 1, 2018

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Lac La Biche is part of the service delivery area for Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area (BGCBigs). They provide positive mentoring relationships for children and youth in the community. BBBS Lac La Biche relies on the generosity of the community’s time and resources…

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Vancouver Trip

April 3, 2018

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” custom_padding=”27px|0px|27px|0px”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.106″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_layout=”light”] On February 17, 2018 The Canadian Brewhouse & The Avery Linton Legacy Foundation gave forty matches from Edmonton and Calgary’s BBBS a round trip to Vancouver. Sarah Kowaluk from arch&OAK photography put together a wonderful slideshow of the trip.…

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Better Together – 5th Anniversary of Amalgamation

June 30, 2016

Perseverance, commitment, unity, focus, respect.  These are all words that current board members of Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area use to describe their experience in the amalgamation of Boys & Girls Clubs of Edmonton and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area on July 1st, 2011. Officially,…

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YOUth In Office

November 18, 2014

On November 4th, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada and Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada welcomed youth from across the country to the second annual YOUth In Office Day on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Parliament officials hosted two young delegates each, one from each organization, for one day and provided them with workplace experience…

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A Night Of Pumpkins

October 29, 2014

On October 23, 30 of our Big and Little Matches had pumpkins up to their elbows! Carving pumpkins that is. They spread out all across West Club with their ideas, pumpkins, carving tools and got right to work making their masterpieces. Some kids were thrilled to dig their fingers into the pumpkin’s insides while others…

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#BPs50Moments – A Birthday Celebration

August 8, 2014

On Thursday, August 7th, Tara and Sandy from Boston Pizza came out to our West Club to share their 50th Birthday with nearly 100 kids from our West, McCauley, Tweddle, Sakaw and Rundle Clubs. Our kids from all over the city showed up in their brightly coloured Club shirts to participate in a fun afternoon…

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Creating a Model for Collaboration

June 17, 2014

The following is a case study on BGCBigs published by the National Alliance for Children and Youth. Background of the organization Big Sisters Society of Edmonton began with an office in the downtown Edmonton YWCA in 1972. Change has been a constant and in 1991 Big Sisters and Big Brothers merged and became a United…

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Friends for 30 Years, Sisters for Life

March 28, 2014

On the occasion of their 30 Anniversary of becoming “Sisters”, Janet and Anisha went to see Clara’s Dream at the Jubilee. Anisha felt like she was 9 years old again, experiencing the first thrill of live theatre with The Nutcracker Suite and her new Big Sister. At 7, Anisha and her three younger brothers experienced…

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How do parents feel about their children’s potential? New Survey Release from BBBS Canada

March 5, 2014

TWO-THIRDS OF CANADIAN PARENTS UNCERTAIN THEIR KIDS WILL FULFILL THE HOPES THEY HAVE FOR THEM More than 80 per cent unsure they fulfilled their own parents’ aspirations.  National survey ranks barriers to achieving aspirations, top 10 hopes parents have for their children, and some ‘unfinished business’ between parents and their kids. Toronto, March 4, 2014…

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