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 work of Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area. One year later, this project has become a growing source of … Continue reading
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 Note: The National Symposium on Mentoring will be held in Banff (not Edmonton). Click here for more information. Examiner Article – Scan
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 interview.
On Thursday, May 9th, Ricky’s Restaurants opened a new location on 170th Street in Edmonton. The wonderful team collected donations for several days and were able to present this cheque in support of BGCBigs programs. It’s organizations like this who help to make our work possible and we are so incredibly grateful!
One Hundredth Anniversary – The following is the speech delivered in the Canadian Senate in April. Hon. Jim Munson: Honourable senators, Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada is 100 years old and is marking this important anniversary with some great activities. As I speak, 100 delegates are in Ottawa, and those 100 delegates were in the Senate having discussions, which was wonderful. Senator Meredith was here for that. I talked to many of the Big Brothers and Big Sisters and those … Continue reading