BGCBigs’ Board of Directors Announces Retirement of Liz O’Neill, Executive Director and Appoints New Co-Executive Directors, Kerry Woodland & Kim Collister

April 22, 2024

A 45-Year Legacy Paves the Road for New Beginnings Liz O’Neill, Executive Director of Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area (BGCBigs), announces her retirement, effective August 31, 2024. Liz has dedicated her entire career to BGCBigs, where she has been executive director for 45 years. Across the span of…

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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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Happy National Volunteer Appreciation Week 2024!

April 17, 2024

As we celebrate this special week (April 14, 2024 through April 20), we wanted to take a moment to shine the spotlight on the real heroes of BGCBigs—our volunteers! 🎉 From mentoring bright minds out in the community and creating safe and nurturing environments at our Clubs, to sharing their wisdom as in-school mentors and…

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Mentor Adam and Mentee Abdallah Share Story of Their Lifechanging Match

December 15, 2023

We’re always so excited when we get to share real stories from our mentors and mentees about their experience. On December 8, 2023, Adam (mentor) and Abdallah (mentee) were featured on CTV Edmonton to talk about how much their friendship means to each other and how special their bond is. You can make a real…

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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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100 Post-Secondary Students Can Earn $1,000 Bursary through New Mentoring Pilot Project

September 1, 2023

Students Mentoring Students Bursary (SMSB) is an exciting pilot project (in collaboration with Volunteer Alberta) that provides valuable resume-building experience and skills, PLUS a $1,000 bursary to 100 post-secondary students in Edmonton and Area. The reality is, that many volunteers are facing more barriers such as lack of transportation, less available free time and less…

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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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