Meet Your Everyday Hero

This story was written by the City of Edmonton. Giving back to the community is something Fadhl, a Transit Peace Officer with Edmonton Transit Service, takes to heart. Born in Syria, he has been living in Canada for 18 years and in our city for just over one year. He remembers what it was like to be the “new kid on the block” and have to get used to a new culture. Almost two decades ago, his family fled the … Continue reading

Lac La Biche Mentoring

In a small town in northern Alberta, kids are experiencing the value of mentoring. Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Lac La Biche, a satellite office of BGCBigs, has been working to better the lives of children and youth for many years. According to Kristen Shewchuck-White, the local program facilitator, the community of just over 2500 people is tight knit and there’s a lot of buy-in for mentoring programs. In fact, this past March marked the community’s 13th annual Bowl … Continue reading

National Volunteer Week 2017

Dear Volunteers, Happy National Volunteer Week!  We would like to thank each and every one of you for the difference you make in the lives of thousands of children across this community. At Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters (BGCBigs) we so often talk about how mentoring and after-school programs can change a child’s life, and you are the people who make that possible. You help open a door to a brighter future for us all. You are … Continue reading

Christmas Throwback – Local Company’s Spirit of Giving

Custom design firm California Closets has been donating to BGCBigs for the past five years. Jennifer VanTeeling the Sales Manager for the company was a Boys & Girls Club staff member while she was going to university. “When I was looking for work after university and after I left the Club, I still wanted to be able to help people. In my job with California Closets we help individuals and companies get more organized and that has an impact on … Continue reading

BGCBigs Staff Highlight: Match Facilitators

We spend a lot of time talking about the importance of our 3,000 volunteers, and rightly so. They are the ones on the ground spending time with kids and youth and their families to make a positive difference in our community. We are so proud of each and every volunteer and we truly cherish the work they do. So, it’s easy to see why sometimes we forget to share the stories about our team of staff members. Our staff are … Continue reading