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BGCBigs Supports Mentoring Month 2020

January 2, 2020

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.22″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.27.4″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] 2020, a whole new decade already! Here’s to Igniting Potential in our Children and Youth this year and to the start of Mentoring Month 2020. As we look back to the previous year, we want to thank…

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BGCBig Youth Got a Deep Dive Into Financial Literacy – Thank You RBC

November 27, 2019

This November, BGCBig youth at Eastglen High School got a deep dive into financial literacy through the RBC’s Raise the Grade financial literacy program, “Dollar$ & Sense”. The session started off with an RBC representative asking the youth if they like money — followed by a resounding, YES! Then the representative asked if the youth…

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BGCBig Youth Got a Deep Dive Into Financial Literacy – Thank You RBC

November 27, 2019

This November, BGCBig youth at Eastglen High School got a deep dive into financial literacy through the RBC’s Raise the Grade financial literacy program, “Dollar$ & Sense”. The session started off with an RBC representative asking the youth if they like money — followed by a resounding, YES! Then the representative asked if the youth…

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The Journey of Forever - BGCBigs Adoption Story

The Journey of Forever – A Family’s Story of Adoption through BGCBigs

October 20, 2019

Angelina was just 6 years old when she met her Big Sister Caryn. Though she was nervous, their friendship quickly developed and Angelina began to look forward to her weekly visits with her new Big Sister. Together they went swimming, ice-skating, and for hot chocolate dates. Eventually, Caryn just kept Angelina’s booster seat in the…

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HSBC We Thank You 2019 - BGCBIGS

Five Years of Giving. Thousands of Children Impacted. Thank you HSBC.

October 3, 2019

HSBC Bank Canada has a long standing relationship with Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area (BGCBigs). Their commercial and philanthropic efforts to produce sustainable growth involve investing in the future skills of their communities – an initiative that fits naturally within the scope of BGCBigs. Our programs are geared…

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HSBC We Thank You 2019 - BGCBIGS

Five Years of Giving. Thousands of Children Impacted. Thank you HSBC.

October 3, 2019

HSBC Bank Canada has a long standing relationship with Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area (BGCBigs). Their commercial and philanthropic efforts to produce sustainable growth involve investing in the future skills of their communities – an initiative that fits naturally within the scope of BGCBigs. Our programs are geared…

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Recognizing the People Behind the Magic: It All StArts With Me (3 of 3)

September 27, 2019

This year, thanks to the generosity of our much appreciated funders and donors, It All StArts with Me provided over 1500 underprivileged children and youth the opportunity to engage with the arts, right here in Edmonton. There were 11 different events that the youth attended at a variety of venues, including the Citadel, the Edmonton…

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Exploring Dreams and Discovering Passions: It All StArts With Me (2 of 3)

September 25, 2019

It All StArts With Me is a program designed to inspire children to dream, and then to pursue those dreams. By exposing underprivileged kids to the arts, we offer them opportunities that they may have been unaware of. Dreams of becoming a musician or an artist become suddenly so much more achievable as children discover…

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How It All Began: It All StArts With Me (1 of 3)

September 23, 2019

In 2012 City Lumber celebrated 75 years, a monumental milestone that encompassed much more than simply a successful business model. The company, founded by Zita and John Rosen in 1937, was built upon the principle of “empowering and inspiring others to succeed and give back to their communities.” Wanting to express his commitment to these…

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Matt & Norman – 11 Year Match Video

September 10, 2019

Matt (BIG) and Norman (LITTLE) have been matched for over 11 years and have grown to be life-long friends. Norman has been a Little since he was 11 years old and grew up in a big family, but he was the only boy among 3 sisters. According to Norman, Matt was instrumental in shaping who…

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