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Big Spelling Bee Promotes Academic Excellence

February 8, 2016

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada has once again partnered with Invesco Canada and E.W. Scripps Company to promote academic excellence - and this year, the regional spelling bees have been expanded to include Central Ontario, Greater Vancouver, Nova Scotia and the Maritimes.

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The Big Spelling Bee is a fun and educational event where students get an opportunity to improve their spelling and increase their vocabulary while at the same time supporting and raising awareness of Big Brothers Big Sisters’ local mentoring programs.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada has once again partnered with Invesco Canada and E.W. Scripps Company to promote academic excellence - and this year, the regional spelling bees have been expanded to include Central Ontario, Greater Vancouver, Nova Scotia and the Maritimes.

According to a past research study conducted by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Children and Youth who have a Big Brothers or Big Sister are: 

  • Twice as likely to have high academic achievement
  • Two and a half times more likely to participate in extra-curricular activities

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The 2016 Big Spelling Bee kicks off in Central Ontario on February 6th. Watch our facebook page and twitter feed for live coverage this Saturday!

 
 

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