Happy Harbor Comics – Making a Difference 24 Hours at a Time

Way to go Jay and team at Happy Harbor Comics.  October 12th will mark the 10th year of the 24 Hour Comic Challenge in support of Literacy Alberta and BGCBigs.  We’re so grateful to the brave folks who commit to this intense event and to HHC for making a difference…24 hours at a time! Check out Jay and one of this year’s participants on Global Edmonton. Good luck everyone!  Check out the HHC 24 Hour Challenge here.

Funding Announcement – Alberta Culture

BGCBigs held our Annual General Meeting on Monday, September 9th.  So many great guests and stories and we’ll be sharing over the course of the next few weeks.  A very special announcement and cheque presentation were made by Alberta Culture Minister Heather Klimchuk. A commitment of $100,000 was made to ensure the completion of our McCauley Club.  This important community hub has undergone significant renovations and is home away from home to hundreds of our community’s children and youth.  It … Continue reading

Greater Interest GIC with CWB

A great return on your investment can be even greater! Canadian Western Bank will once again be offering The Greater Interest GIC in support of BGCBigs this fall. For every dollar invested from September 3rd to October 31st, CWB will make a corporate donation to help facilitate youth mentorships and, wow, the numbers add up quickly. CWB donated over $200,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies across Western Canada last year alone – in the past five, they’ve donated over … 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

Oilers Development Camp

Dillon Simpson and a group of Edmonton Oilers recruits spent some of their time with kids from BGCBigs at Fort Edmonton Park last week.  The kids clearly had an awesome time and it appears the Development Camp participants had some fun too.  Thank you to everyone at the Oilers and Fort Edmonton Park for your support and sharing yourselves with the children and youth of our community.  Mentors make a huge difference and when kids connect with their heroes, the … Continue reading