“Building” Brighter Futures – One Roof at a Time

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 was moved and sections of the facility were cordoned off. Our construction partners were called and then, we had to figure out to pay for … Continue reading

Homework Help

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 with him every day the week before his upcoming spelling test and help him practice. The following week, Tommy came into the Club, grinning from … Continue reading

A Lasting Impact

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 strong and vibrant community. They know that building healthy communities starts with nurturing our community’s kids. In 2015, EPCOR pledged to provide $50,000 a year … Continue reading

Vital Signs – A Group For Boys

It’s no secret that Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters (BGCBigs) has a lot of kids on our waiting list for a Big Brother or Sister. Right now the number is right around 1000, with 800 of those being boys. Thanks to the support of the Edmonton Community Foundation Vital Signs program, we’re piloting a project that will address the needs of our community’s boys with a bit more urgency. Vital Signs funding has generously allowed us to … Continue reading

Spring Cleaning: Tips & Tricks

After long months of cold wintry weather, the days are finally becoming sunny and bright. The beautiful cherry blossoms are blooming! For many people the change in season means spending more time outdoors, but for others this also means it’s time for some spring cleaning. To make life a little easier, we have compiled a few of our favourite internet tips and tricks for de-cluttering and creating space. Organize and Donate your Clothes The first and most obvious step to … Continue reading