pic 1If you know anything about BGCBigs you probably know that children and families are at the core of everything we do. From our programs, to our events, to our fundraising, we want to helps kids do better, and provide opportunities for families to be together. So it makes sense that we are always thrilled when our community donates silent and live auction items that families can use together.

Last year at our Lobster Lovers Gala, the Edmonton Valley Zoo did just that. They graciously donated a picnic and zoo visit for 12 people. Bernie Kollman from IMB Canada was the lucky winner of that auction item. A few months ago she followed up with us to tell us that her entire family had a spectacular evening. They were able to bring together four generations of her family and every single person – from the one year old to the eighty two year old – enjoyed the trip!

pic 7Berine was thrilled to get to spend extra time with her great nieces and nephews knowing that the money she invested was supporting other families and children in her community.

Lobster Lovers Gala 2014 is just around the corner. On November 21 it will be held at Northlands in support of children and youth in our community. Lobster Lovers is one of our largest fundraisers and it allows us to continue providing programs and services for families. We would love if you could join us. Maybe you’ll win an excuse to spend some extra time with your own family!

Click here for details on Lobster Lovers 2014.

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