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

Every Penny Counts!

A former Big Sister sent us this email some time ago and we wanted to share again…so sweet! “Hi,I just wanted to pass along a cute story. My daughter and two of her friends had a lemonade stand on Saturday (they’re 6). When they started making money there was a discussion (between the kids – no adults suggested this) about sharing the profits with a charity. They talked about it and made a decision to send one fourth of the … Continue reading

Premier’s Prayer Breakfast

On Thursday May 16, 2013, 3 teens and BGCBigs staffer Cathleen Bell attended the 2013 Premier’s Prayer Breakfast at the Shaw Conference Centre.  The girls are part of the Eastglen/Grant MacEwan tutoring program and were thrilled to be invited by the Premier as her guests of honour.  Two of the girls joined Premier Redford at her table, providing an incredible opportunity to learn from and listen to this amazing woman. The Prayer Breakfast is an international event hosted in over … Continue reading

National Youth Survey 2013

Today, Boys & Girls Clubs presented initial results from the National Youth Survey 2013 via webcast from Ottawa.  4 Club kids from across Canada shared these results and answered questions candidly as to what influences the confidence of a young person. In conjunction with this presentation is the launch of the new  The World According to Us official website.  A platform for the voices of children and youth and a place where they can share their stories, this site is … Continue reading

Important resource for your child’s safety

SOS Kids Magazine is doing important work in Western Canada, informing and engaging young people about a variety of topics, including bullying, peer pressure, the huge crystal meth epidemic, teen suicide and much more.  The magazine is distributed free to more than 600 schools and available online here.  We spoke to Chad this morning who shared some pretty incredible stories of how kids and parents have used the information shared by SOS in their own lives to make good decisions … Continue reading