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Making The Most Of The Summer

Every summer, Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters grows. With kids getting out of school and parents still working, children need somewhere safe, fun, and educational to spend their days. For hundreds of kids, that place comes in the form of one of our...

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A Path To Success

It was the Fall semester of Emma’s* Grade 12 year at Eastglen School and to say she was feeling overwhelmed would probably be an understatement. She had her sights set on graduating from high school and getting into a nursing program. But she didn’t know what she...

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Food Security

According to End Poverty Edmonton, 40,000 children live in poverty. To put that number into perspective, imagine Rogers Place filled to capacity with children. Now times that image by two and a half. The number is staggering. Since food insecurity is a symptom of...

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Putting Our Children First

With our annual Golf Tournament just a month away, we have been reflecting on the impact our sponsors, donors, and golfers have made on the children in our community. Our focus has always been ensuring that all children have the tools they need to succeed, to receive...

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“Building” Brighter Futures – One Roof at a Time

February in Edmonton brought unseasonably warm weather. With the sun, came the thaw and with the thaw, came a quick realization that the home away from home for so many of our community’s kids, was no longer sound. As the dripping, and sometimes streaming, began, our...

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Celebrate Canada150!

Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area (BGCBigs) is proud to launch #MyBGCBigsStory in celebration of #Canada150. We'll share the stories of the people who helped create the fabric of our country.  All individuals connected now or in...

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Running Can Change Lives

From noon on March 11 to noon on March 12, two treadmills (provided by Flaman Fitness) at the Lululemon on Whyte were continuously powered by runners donating their sweat and their cash to the BGCBigs Eat Smart Program. It was the third-time River City Runners...

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Harvard, Here I Come

When Rafael was just 7 years old, his family moved from the Philippines to Canada. They landed in Edmonton and Rafael started Grade 2 in September at McKee Elementary only knowing a few words of English. He struggled to keep up in class, and his reading and writing...

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Meet Your Everyday Hero

This story was written by the City of Edmonton. Giving back to the community is something Fadhl, a Transit Peace Officer with Edmonton Transit Service, takes to heart. Born in Syria, he has been living in Canada for 18 years and in our city for just over one year. He...

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