Our Stories

Global and EOCF

May 29, 2013

Fun day at our McCauley facility where our friends at the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation and Global Edmonton stopped by to share a wonderful gift of $5,000, earned through the auction of an Oprah Winfrey signed Oilers Jersey.  New Big Sister Carole Anne Devaney joined Natalie Minckler and BGCBigs Board Members Kelly and Mike for…

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Premier’s Prayer Breakfast

May 23, 2013

On Thursday May 16, 2013, 3 teens and BGCBigs staffer Cathleen Bell attended the 2013 Premier’s Prayer Breakfast at the Shaw Conference Centre.  The girls are part of the Eastglen/Grant MacEwan tutoring program and were thrilled to be invited by the Premier as her guests of honour.  Two of the girls joined Premier Redford at…

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National Youth Survey 2013

May 23, 2013

Today, Boys & Girls Clubs presented initial results from the National Youth Survey 2013 via webcast from Ottawa.  4 Club kids from across Canada shared these results and answered questions candidly as to what influences the confidence of a young person. In conjunction with this presentation is the launch of the new  The World According…

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Newcomer Youth Advancement Program

May 21, 2013

The Newcomer Youth Advancement Program is currently being offered in 10 Clubs across Canada, including two Edmonton sites. These Clubs are actively engaging in an outreach process to ensure that newcomers have access to Clubs and an opportunity to participate in Club programming. Once youth are in the door, Clubs are offering programming aimed at…

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Give Where We Live

May 21, 2013

Take a photo, share your story and do some good How would you #givewherewelive? Telus is passionate about investing in programs that allow us to make a positive and lasting difference in our communities and the lives of others. That means supporting the many causes that make communities strong and vibrant. Join us and upload…

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Important resource for your child’s safety

May 17, 2013

SOS Kids Magazine is doing important work in Western Canada, informing and engaging young people about a variety of topics, including bullying, peer pressure, the huge crystal meth epidemic, teen suicide and much more.  The magazine is distributed free to more than 600 schools and available online here.  We spoke to Chad this morning who…

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Centennial Stamp

May 16, 2013

Spread a message of hope on your mail with this colourful stamp depicting 2 children looking forward to a brighter future.  Canada Post has now released this beautifully designed piece that commemorates the 100 years of important service to children and youth in Canada.  As a proud member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada,…

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Thank you Renew Crew!

May 15, 2013

On May 15th, 2012 – the incredible staff of Renew Crew, a division of Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver, began connecting with the residents of Edmonton and the surrounding areas.  Our goal was to establish an efficient and convenient way for people to donate clothing and household items for recycling, with the proceeds supporting the…

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The Edmonton Examiner stopped by…

May 15, 2013

The Examiner’s Kevin Maimann showed some support for the work of BGCBigs this week, with an article focused on the 100th Anniversary of Big Brothers Big Sisters in Canada and featuring local activities and information.  While some of the information isn’t entirely accurate, he provides a great picture of what we do and why.  Important…

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Make Something Edmonton

May 13, 2013

Art Start, BGCBigs and Ben Calf Robe School BGCBigs Ashton Gannon talks about a new pilot program coordinated with Art Start and Ben Calf Robe School.  This program is changing the experiences of kids in an environment that is so familiar and common and that can sometimes be difficult.  Learn more through this brief CTV…

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