Congratulations to Darrel & Edith Martin, 2024 Canada Volunteer Award Recipients

April 19, 2024

We’re pleased to share that on April 15, 2024, two of our long-time donors, Darrel and Edith Martin from Automated Aquatics, were recognized by the Government of Canada as recipients for the 2024 Canada Volunteer Awards! For more than 35 years Darrel and Edith have operated Automated Aquatics Canada Inc. in Edmonton and during this…

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44th Big Brothers Big Sisters Dream Home & Win50 Lottery is back!

January 5, 2024

Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area (BGCBigs) is pleased to announce the 44th Big Brothers Big Sisters Dream Home Lottery. This year’s lottery Grand Prize is a $1.27 Million Dream Home, plus $10,000.  As our largest fundraiser of the year, the goal is to raise over $1 Million. These…

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BGCBigs on Global NEWS Edmonton to speak about Students Mentoring Students Bursary

September 5, 2023

Our own Danielle Newman, Volunteer Recruitment Specialist, and Riley Penner, current BGCBigs Community-based Volunteer, recently sat down on Global Edmonton’s ‘red couch’ to chat about BGCBigs’ newest pilot project: The Students Mentoring Students Bursary. Check out what they had to say about this incredible new Bursary program which will award $1,000 to 100 Alberta post-secondary…

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Thank You to Everyone Who Helped Make this Year’s Children First Golf Classic a Success

August 28, 2023

Thank you to everyone who participated in our BGCBigs Children First Golf Classic this year! Together, we raised over $125,000 for kids in our community! Thank you to our Golf Advisory Team and our Educate, Nourish, and Inspire sponsors for your ongoing support. A big thank you to Cougar Creek Golf Resort for hosting us,…

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BGCBigs, YMCA and Edmonton Police Service celebrate vital funding support for DIVERSIONfirst program from Homeward Trust Edmonton and Government of Alberta

August 11, 2023

Edmonton charities, EPS to work with at-risk youth in DIVERSIONfirst program Last week, BGCBigs, the YMCA and the Edmonton Police Service (EPS) hosted a press conference at the Boyle Street Plaza to announce and celebrate vital funding support from Homeward Trust Edmonton and the Government of Alberta. This important funding will enable all three charitable organizations…

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The Government of Canada invests in energy efficient upgrades for BGCBigs’ McCauley & Kinsmen Clubs

July 19, 2023

Today, the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, visited us at our Riverdale office to announce a federal investment of more than $1 million for the green modernization of our McCauley and Kinsmen Community Clubs. An investment of $781,595 will enable BGCBigs to make energy-efficient upgrades to the McCauley Club,…

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BGCBigs rated a 5-star charity by Charity Intelligence

February 13, 2023

BBBSE Results Reporting Scorecard 2022 BBBSE Profile 2022 We are pleased to share that BGCBigs is currently rated a 5-star charity by Charity Intelligence! Charity Intelligence researches Canadian charities for donors to be informed and give intelligently. Their website posts free reports on more than 800 Canadian charities, as well as in-depth primers on philanthropic…

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BGCBigs Earns Key Acknowledgement from the City of Edmonton

September 16, 2022

Boys and Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton and Area (BGCBigs) Earns Key Acknowledgement from the City of Edmonton To celebrate, BGCBigs is launching a campaign to recruit more than 1,000 volunteers in the next year Edmonton – September 16, 2022 – Boys and Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton and…

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Cobi and Darrin 10 year BGCBigs Big Brother Match

The Power of Mentorship, 10 year Big Brother Match – Global News Edmonton Story

October 12, 2021

10 Year Big Brother match Cobi Winter (Little) and Darrin Varga (Big Brother) featured on Global Edmonton talking about what a lifelong friendship has meant for the both of them. Cobi explains that Darrin has helped him step out of his shell and becoming a bit more outgoing. Darrin explains the relationship that transitioned from…

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Global News and the Herman Family Story - BGCBigs

Edmonton siblings benefit from BCGBigs program – Global News

September 17, 2021

Many kids dream about having an older sibling — someone they look up to. Watch as Ciara Yashuk with Global News brings us the story of two siblings and the impact the program has had on their lives. Thank you so much to Kyrie Herman and her two amazing children Holden and Cadence for speaking…

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