Our Programs

An Opportunity To Share

February 3, 2016

We love getting feedback and hearing stories from straight from the mouths of our wonderful volunteers. Krista is a mentor in our EXCEL Program™ and she shared with us part of why she loves volunteering. Volunteering with EXCEL has been a nostalgic experience for me because I see so much of myself in the kids.…

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Wabamun Art History & Exploration

November 23, 2015

Based out of Wabamun Elementary School, the BGCBigs Wabamun Club offers children and youth opportunities to build the skills and knowledge they need to achieve their full potential by supporting kids in culture, physical activity, health and nutrition, academic support, growth and empowerment, life skills, and leadership. Below is an update from our wonderful Parkland…

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Edmonton Kids Develop Trust & Confidence

October 12, 2015

What’s the definition of a “win-win” mentoring program? According to Liz O’Neill, it’s a productive exchange between mentor and pupil – or, in the language of Edmonton’s Boys and Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters (BGCBigs), between “bigs” and “littles.” With school back in session for the fall, BGCBigs and Enbridge are about to begin…

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A Place for Tutoring & Mentoring

July 27, 2015

The EXCEL (Excite, Challenge, and Empower Learners Program) has grown tremendously since its inception in September 2013. EXCEL is a supervised after school homework program that supports kids from Grade One to Grade Six at McKee School who could benefit from additional support with their schoolwork. Each Wednesday throughout the school year, students get to…

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June 11, 2015

Talk about one of the best times of year! Kids are out of school, everyone walks a little lighter, and we don’t have to wade through snow to get out the front door. BGCBigs and our community partners have a handful of really fantastic summer programs and camps to keep kids and youth active and…

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Club Kids “Get In The Game”

May 29, 2015

Since July 2013, close to 5,000 young people across Canada have been given a sporting chance thanks to “Canadian Tire Jumpstart Get in the Game!”, a pilot program launched by Jumpstart and Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada that aims to remove the financial barriers keeping many kids from participating in organized sports and physical…

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