Help Celebrate our Community’s Kids – National Child Day November 20th

The Provincial National Child Day Collaborative invites the community to get involved on National Child Day. For the first time this year, there are local and provincial efforts coordinated around National Child Day. Click here for a letter of invitation to celebrate National Child Day which includes an overview of the significance of this day as well as some suggestions for how to be involved and find out more. We would like to also invite you to participate in a … Continue reading

One in Four High School Students Undecided on College/University Education

One in Four High School Students Undecided on College/University Education Lack of career advice, mentors and paying for post-secondary education among the major concerns for returning high school students, new study finds. Toronto, August 28, 2013 –High school students, getting set for class next week, feel enormous pressure to succeed academically, and 24 per cent don’t even know if they will go to college or university, according to a Big Brothers Big Sisters/CIBC Academic Success Survey. Of those uncertain of … Continue reading

Camp Old Navy “Sellebrities”

Founded in 1999, Camp Old Navy is a partnership between Old Navy stores and Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada. This program brings teens into stores for a half-day job shadow experience that helps them develop job readiness skills and explore career opportunities. Teens learn about careers in apparel retail through a behind-the-scenes look at how Old Navy operates and experience hands-on training in retail management, sales and merchandising. For the sixth year, … Continue reading

Kids & Cops

Our Club kids were invited out yesterday to join the EPS recruits in a day of fun at the William Griesbach Training Centre for the EPS Mini Recruit Event. The kids went through a series of stations including obstacles courses, relays, handcuff lessons, and drill practice. We talk about mentors everyday, but the men and woman involved in this program are true role models. The event has become a tradition for our kids, who look forward to the experience, but they’re … 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