BGCBigs’ Board of Directors Announces Retirement of Liz O’Neill, Executive Director and Appoints New Co-Executive Directors, Kerry Woodland & Kim Collister

April 22, 2024

A 45-Year Legacy Paves the Road for New Beginnings Liz O’Neill, Executive Director of Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area (BGCBigs), announces her retirement, effective August 31, 2024. Liz has dedicated her entire career to BGCBigs, where she has been executive director for 45 years. Across the span of…

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Bird Construction Charity Golf Classic raises funds for BGC Strathcona County and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Strathcona County

August 15, 2023

On Thursday, August 10, 2023, Bird Construction hosted its annual Charity Golf Classic. This year, all funds raised are in support of BGC Strathcona County and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Strathcona County. The tournament was a huge success, raising $51,750 for the two agencies through both the golf tournament and a 50/50 draw. Staff…

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French Camp held at La Cité Francophone

July 31, 2023

Nous célébrons nos enfants Francophones dans notre belle communauté très diverse avec le Camp Multi-Arts été 2023 !  En partenaire avec l’Unitéâtre, La Girandole, le Centre d’Arts Visuels de l’Alberta et le Centre de Développement Musical, Grands Frères et Grandes Sœurs d’Edmonton et région ont pu coordonner ce beau camp : 4 artistes/disciplines, 2 assistantes et…

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The Government of Canada invests in energy efficient upgrades for BGCBigs’ McCauley & Kinsmen Clubs

July 19, 2023

Today, the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, visited us at our Riverdale office to announce a federal investment of more than $1 million for the green modernization of our McCauley and Kinsmen Community Clubs. An investment of $781,595 will enable BGCBigs to make energy-efficient upgrades to the McCauley Club,…

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BGCBigs Club Kids Attend Riverhawks Baseball Game

July 18, 2023

On July 6, 2023, our Summer Camp had an awesome opportunity to attend an Edmonton Riverhawks baseball game as part of Sports Week at the Club!  We want to say a huge thank-you to the Riverhawks who gifted 135 youth tickets to our Kinsmen, Tweddle, Rundle, West and McCauley clubs—they had a BALL of a…

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Thank You Edmonton Community Foundation for the Belonging in Our Community grant

June 27, 2023

We want to extend our sincere gratitude to our long-term supporter, Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF) for awarding us the Belonging in Our Community: BGCBigs’ Strategy on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion grant last year. With this generous grant, BGCBigs has been working toward intentionally embedding Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) practices throughout the fabric of the…

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All in For Youth – Helping children and families thrive in school and in life

June 22, 2023

The United Way recently released the Year 6 Impact Report for All in For Youth (AIFY), a vital program to help vulnerable students graduate high school and break the cycle of poverty. BGCBigs is a proud partner and supporter of AIFY, helping to provide mentors and out-of-school-time (OST) programming. But AIFY is much more than…

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Thank you RBC & Big Possibilities

April 17, 2023

One thing that hasn’t changed over the past few years is that youth are still hungry to secure jobs, attend post-secondary and pursue career opportunities. As BGCBigs has transitioned back to in-person programming over the past year, we’ve heard youth in our community continue to express their interest and desire to work and learn more…

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BGCBigs rated a 5-star charity by Charity Intelligence

February 13, 2023

BBBSE Results Reporting Scorecard 2022 BBBSE Profile 2022 We are pleased to share that BGCBigs is currently rated a 5-star charity by Charity Intelligence! Charity Intelligence researches Canadian charities for donors to be informed and give intelligently. Their website posts free reports on more than 800 Canadian charities, as well as in-depth primers on philanthropic…

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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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