Celebrating Pink Shirt Day

March 8, 2024

Rose coloured T-shirts all around! And there you have it, another successful Pink Shirt Day in the books. We brought all of our Clubs together on February 28, 2024, to celebrate being fearless leaders. Pink Shirt Day is all about being a friend, being kind, being inclusive and being a leader in your community. We…

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Thank You EPL for supporting our Summer Reading Club

October 24, 2023

This summer, our friends and partners, the Edmonton Public Library (EPL), delivered 1-hour STEAM-based programming (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) to our Club members during summer camps. EPL also provided ongoing reading opportunities for our Club members, delivering book collections to all 9 of our Club sites. Members participated and tracked their reading throughout…

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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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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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Dreams Take Flight – A Surprise of a Lifetime!

February 11, 2019

When Dreams Take Flight reached out to our agency to nominate a child who had faced adversity and give them a chance of a lifetime, we thought of one particular child – John. John is a 12 year old Boy who has been attending our club for the last several years. Over those years, our…

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Rookie League

October 15, 2018

Rookie league has grown at our Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters clubs in Edmonton. Four years ago it consisted of a one day event where a number of children came to a ball diamond to play some modified games. Today it is an eight week program at three different sites. It’s not…

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Real Impact for Newcomers & Immigrants Youth

July 25, 2018

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Conversation Club – A Success Story

May 16, 2018

On Thursday afternoons, once the last bell rings, there is a rush of feet and the buzz of excited chatter as elementary school kids stampede down the hallways, heading for the bright sunshine beckoning through the open front doors. Left behind are empty hallways and the fading echoes of the day’s lessons. School is out…

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Yoga In Ford Hall

April 26, 2018

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Vancouver Trip

April 3, 2018

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” custom_padding=”27px|0px|27px|0px”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.106″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_layout=”light”] On February 17, 2018 The Canadian Brewhouse & The Avery Linton Legacy Foundation gave forty matches from Edmonton and Calgary’s BBBS a round trip to Vancouver. Sarah Kowaluk from arch&OAK photography put together a wonderful slideshow of the trip.…

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