Wagon Rides and Sack Races and Canoes, Oh My!

June 6, 2014

Each year BGCBigs brings together children, families, and volunteers at our Family Picnic to celebrate the start of the summer in a safe, supportive, and fun environment. At exactly 10am on Saturday May 31, the gates to Our Lady Queen of Peace Ranch (OLPQ) opened up and busses, cars, and trucks carrying 550 of our…

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Kids in the Kitchen

May 14, 2014

On the evening of April 30, there may have been too many cooks is the kitchen. NAIT’s kitchen, that is. The cooks were nearly 65 children and youth from BGCBigs clubs who were participating in the 9th annual Kids in the Kitchen initiative, an event hosted by the Junior League of Edmonton that uses hand-on…

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A Small School with a Big Heart

April 29, 2014

Over the last two weeks, children and families from Rutherford Elementary School have been sorting through their homes and involving their friends and neighbours to collect their goal of 550 lbs. of gently used clothing.  Engaging in friendly classroom competitions, kids and staff alike had a ton of fun while supporting a great cause, providing…

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Jumping, Laughing & Making Friends at Launch Pad

April 24, 2014

What kid doesn’t love bouncing on a trampoline? On Tuesday night, nearly 90 of our club kids got to bounce their hearts out. They were at Launch Pad – Edmonton’s Trampoline Park, thanks to the hard work and dedication of the BGCBigs Club at University of Alberta. Some kids did tricks, others swam through (or…

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Make some noise against bullying – Pink Shirt Day 2014

February 26, 2014

Tara grew up with brothers who she saw only infrequently because they all lived in different foster homes.  She had such a desire to be like them and spend time with them, that she began to dress and act like them.  Sadly, this made Tara different at her school and she began to get bullied. …

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It All Starts With You. Happy Holidays from City Lumber and Friends.

December 23, 2013

City Lumber owner Robert Rosen is passionate about the arts…and about creating hope in our community’s kids.  Following up on a similar event in 2012, Mr. Rosen wanted to again bring together children and the arts community and did so in a big way on December 22nd.  More than 100 kids from BGCBigs and their families and mentors…

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Northlands – Making Memories for our Community’s Kids

December 5, 2013

Three years ago, Darryl Szafranski – Northlands Director, Community Relations, Communications & Government Relations – made a call to BGCBigs that started a relationship that would change and improve the ways in which we are able to connect with our community. On the COMMUNITY page of the Northlands website, the headline says, “Creating tomorrow’s memories…

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Songs of the Season – Free Event Hosted by City Lumber

December 3, 2013

Robert Rosen, owner of City Lumber, extends an invitation for the kids (and matches!) of BGCBigs to join him for an exclusive Arts in the City event.  On December 22nd, City Lumber, CKUA and the Winspear Centre will host 100 of our kids and volunteers for a fun holiday experience in downtown Edmonton.  You will…

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