During the month of April, Big Brothers Big Sisters Alumni along with Mandarin and Vintage hotels launched a radio, web and TV campaign across Southern Ontario to call
for all past and current volunteers to submit their feel good
Marsha Balsdon, Big Sister of 7 years from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel,
was given the ultimate title after beating out a dozen other
qualifiers. Balsdon first qualified for the grand prize after appearing
on Rogers Daytime TV to share her story about her Little Sister, Emily.
Balsdon was presented with a Dinner for 4 voucher to Mandarin and now
wins a weekend theatre package to Niagara-on-the-lake, courtesy of
Vintage Hotels. “Really? Why me? I cannot believe it!” said Balsdon
after hearing the good news. “Humility is a very common characteristic
in many volunteers across Big Brothers and Big Sisters and it is a great
benefit to be able to honour and recognize as many volunteers as
possible through the alumni program” says Monika Paquette,
Director. “BBBS Alumni features individual experiences, stories and
memories and show just how valuable a mentoring relationship can be."
that has been involved with the organization, either as a Big Brother,
Big Sister, Little Brother or Little Sister, who are now over 18 years
old, committee volunteers or board members are invited to register with
its new Alumni program! Individuals can register online at
and among many of its benefits each member will also receive an
official Big Brothers Big Sisters Alumni lapel pin, simply for
registering. They will be kept aware of the organization and their
agency’s news and events, inspirational stories from fellow alumni and
perhaps even reconnect with a former Big or Little.
To read more on Balsdon’s story and other qualifiers, visit www.bbbsalumni.ca.
For further information please contact:
Big Brothers Big Sisters Alumni
#113E - 3228 South Service Rd
Burlington, ON L7N 3H8