Frank Flaman: Leaving an Incredible Legacy

December 13, 2023

On October 9th, 2023, our community lost a great philanthropist in Frank Flaman. These words are in remembrance of Frank and the generous contributions he made to our community. Part of Frank’s legacy will be remembered through the Frank J. Flaman Foundation, which Frank established in 2005. For more than 15 years the Foundation has…

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Thank You EPCOR for supporting our McCauley Club Afterschool Programming and Rigorous Tutoring

December 4, 2023

Thank you to EPCOR for contributing $150,000 over the past 2 years to our McCauley Club Afterschool Programming and Rigorous Tutoring. Our McCauley Club provides a safe and fun place for kids to go after school and during the summer. Kids are provided with opportunities to connect with positive role models and peers, enjoy a…

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Thank You EPL for supporting our Summer Reading Club

October 24, 2023

This summer, our friends and partners, the Edmonton Public Library (EPL), delivered 1-hour STEAM-based programming (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) to our Club members during summer camps. EPL also provided ongoing reading opportunities for our Club members, delivering book collections to all 9 of our Club sites. Members participated and tracked their reading throughout…

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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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Thank You Edmonton Community Foundation for the Belonging in Our Community grant

June 27, 2023

We want to extend our sincere gratitude to our long-term supporter, Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF) for awarding us the Belonging in Our Community: BGCBigs’ Strategy on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion grant last year. With this generous grant, BGCBigs has been working toward intentionally embedding Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) practices throughout the fabric of the…

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It Takes a Village

May 8, 2018

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ custom_padding=”0|0px|54px|0px”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] When you think of EPCOR you might think of your power bill or your water usage. When I think of EPCOR I’m reminded of my father sternly reminding me to always “turn out the lights!” However,…

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Putting Our Children First

July 18, 2017

With our annual Golf Tournament just a month away, we have been reflecting on the impact our sponsors, donors, and golfers have made on the children in our community. Our focus has always been ensuring that all children have the tools they need to succeed, to receive a good education, to develop positive friendships, and…

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“Building” Brighter Futures – One Roof at a Time

June 26, 2017

February in Edmonton brought unseasonably warm weather. With the sun, came the thaw and with the thaw, came a quick realization that the home away from home for so many of our community’s kids, was no longer sound. As the dripping, and sometimes streaming, began, our team scrambled. Rain barrels caught what they could, furniture…

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Homework Help

December 2, 2016

Tommy has been attending our West Club for over a year and our staff quickly learned that he was having some trouble in school. One day his mom came into the Club to specifically ask that we help him with his reading and spelling. Our Olivia, a Club staff member, was able to sit down…

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A Lasting Impact

November 18, 2016

The community of McCauley was named after Edmonton’s first mayor and it is proud of its cultural diversity. It also happens to be a place where many families and individuals are struggling to make ends meet. That’s why EPCOR is working with Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters (BGCBigs) to make McCauley a…

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