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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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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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Family Day Activities 2022 Edmonton & Area

Family Day Weekend 2022 — What to do in Edmonton & Area

February 16, 2022

Are you looking for some no or low-cost activities to do this Family Day Weekend in and around Edmonton? If so, you’re in luck! We’ve compiled a shortlist that you and your Little’s or Families can participate in (if you have any others, please leave them in the comments!): Silver Skate Festival February 11 –…

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Black History Month

February 1, 2022

BGCBigs celebrates our diverse cultures and identities. Serving and working with children, youth, families, volunteers and partners from diverse backgrounds, we believe in learning with others and from others recognizing that our individual cultures, experiences and stories have a lot to teach us and help us shape our shared future. As we start Black History…

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