TransCanada Corporation

TransCanada Corporation Edmonton has experienced an influx of African immigrant and refugee families over the last decade.  These families face significant challenges of transition and integration into our community and culture. Needs are particularly diverse across African families, given the breadth cultures they represent (i.e. over 60 distinct countries and cultures) and diverse life experiences (i.e. from refugee with literacy challenges, to persons experiencing trauma from life in a violent or war-torn country, to employees or professional whose work or … Continue reading

City Lumber 75th Anniversary

“When a child can go home at the end of a day and know they are okay and that people care, that’s a good day.” June 24th was a very good day. As nearly one hundred kids sang Happy Birthday in honour of the 75th Anniversary of City Lumber, its leader, Mr. Robert Rosen, with family and friends at his side, saw the culmination of nearly a years’ planning and of a vision to bring kids and the arts together … Continue reading

Northlands – Making Memories for our Community’s Kids

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 every day”.  Almost exactly a year ago, this incredible group of individuals fulfilled their promise in the hearts and minds of kids, families and volunteers … Continue reading

President’s Choice Children’s Charity

President’s Choice® Children’s Charity gifts more than $1.1M to children’s nutrition programs in Alberta   On Wednesday, November 6th, President’s Choice® Children’s Charity announced more than $1.1 million in funding to Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada and Breakfast for Learning to provide healthy meals and snacks to more than 50,000 kids each day during the 2013/14 school year. A portion of the Boys and Girls Club of Canada gift is also earmarked to complete needed kitchen renovations at Clubs … Continue reading