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Sherwood Dodge – Companies that Care

June 20, 2013

Watch the video from recording day and find out more about the campaign. Sherwood Dodge Principal of Sherwood Dodge, Scott Held, is walking the walk. Service Manager, Brad Larson, is a volunteer with the BGCBigs Youth In Care program and Scott has contributed financially to this program.  He is an awesome example of business owners…

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Local Companies Support Volunteering

June 18, 2013

Today’s news release from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada reports that 77% of working Canadians would participate if their company provided time off to volunteer. People’s personal lives are just so hectic that many can’t take time away from their families to volunteer. When their workplace releases them for a few hours each week…

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Employers and Volunteerism

June 18, 2013

Working Canadians give companies mediocre marks for community service Nearly eight in ten employed Canadians would participate in company community projects if their workplaces provided time off to volunteer. Toronto, June 18, 2013 – Two thirds of working Canadians (67 per cent) believe their companies should be doing more to support communities, according to a…

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Mentoring and Mental Health

June 16, 2013

The impact of mentoring for children and youth is far-reaching.  In a recent study, researchers found that kids with mentors showed significant improvements in mental health.  Thank you to our over 3,000 volunteer mentors who continue every day to make a difference in the lives of children. Article on the impacts of mentoring on mental…

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The Works Festival 2013

June 15, 2013

Looking for something to do next week?  The Works International Visual Arts Society produces The Works Art & Design Festival from June 20th to July 2nd,  which attracts artists and patrons from around the world, boosting the energy and imagination of Downtown Edmonton at the start of every summer. The Works is a free event…

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Every Penny Counts!

June 14, 2013

A former Big Sister sent us this email some time ago and we wanted to share again…so sweet! “Hi,I just wanted to pass along a cute story. My daughter and two of her friends had a lemonade stand on Saturday (they’re 6). When they started making money there was a discussion (between the kids –…

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Community Connection 2013

June 11, 2013

On Friday, June 7th, we hosted a great group of 8 Astrazeneca Volunteers at the McCauley Club for their Annual Community Connection Day. They were asked to help with a landscaping project on the West side of the building. AstraZeneca contributed to the cost of project and some of the materials were kindly donated. They…

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Camp Day 2013

June 11, 2013

Tim Hortons Camp Day was a great success!  Camp Day is the one day each year when every penny from coffee sales at Tim Hortons stores across Canada and the United States will be donated to the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation. On Camp Day, customers have the opportunity to buy a coffee and help send…

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What have we learned in 100 years?

June 10, 2013

Executive Director, Liz O’Neill, spent some time talking to the team at CTV News about the impact of mentoring and the work being done in our community and across Canada.  Learn more about volunteering and the importance of mentoring here. 

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Ross Tyson Retires…Again!

May 30, 2013

Our dear Ross Tyson, Assistant Executive Director and Executive Director of the former Boys & Girls Clubs of Edmonton is set to retire at the end of June.  Yesterday, our staff met for a monthly meeting at which Ross was honoured for the first time of several over the next 10 days.  More photos and…

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