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Block Party    Thank you to everyone who stopped by the Big Brothers Big Sisters booth at the 2Day FM End of Summer Block Party.  It was nice to have a lot of people inquire about volunteering or getting their child(ren) involved in a mentoring program.  We were happy to offer 'Lemonade for Littles' at our booth.  A BIG thank you to the Alpine Water Store for donating the water used to make the great tasting lemonade!
     

WestJet Cares for Kids

 

 

 

 

BBBS Youth Opportunity

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada and WestJet Cares for Kids are proud to present BBBS youth across Canada with the opportunity to be a WestJetter for a day on September 30, 2016.

This initiative gives BBBS youth the opportunity to be mentored by a WestJetter in various lines of business and to learn more about the aviation industry.

BBBS youth of BBBS Grande Prairie and Area are invited to contact the agency for further information.

     
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Wish List

There are many ways to help us meet the needs of our clients, one of them is contributing something that is on the agency Wish List.

In-Kind Food Donations

bottled water, healthy snacks, gift cards to grocery stores

Arts & Crafts and Sports, ISM Activity Kit Items

board games, card games, arts and crafts supplies, soccer balls, footballs, basketballs, Grande Prairie Storm tickets, GPRC sporting event tickets, Cineplex movie tickets, Lego sets

Office Supplies

copy paper, brochure/literature stands, small and mid size organizational bins

     

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   Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grande Prairie and Area is a proud community partner of United Way Alberta Northwest, Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta and Family and Community Support Services. Thank you for your continued support!
     

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Are you between the ages of 18 to 35 and interested in physical activity, healthy eating and mentoring?
For those volunteers who only have a short time they can commit (7-8 weeks), Go Girls! or Game On group mentoring programs are great opportunities.

 

About Game On

Game On provides a group of boys ages 11 to 14 with information to make informed choices about living health lifestyles. Game On includes seven 75-minute core sessions where participants do fun activities, eat healthy snacks and talk about growing up. Game On sessions take place after school hours.

About Go Girls!

Go Girls is a group mentoring program for girls ages 12 to 14. The program is held over seven 90-minute sessions after school or in the evening. The goal of Go Girls is to provide young women and girls with tools and support through a mentoring relationship to make informed choices about active living, balanced eating and positive self-esteem.

Group programs will be running throughout the school year. Please contact Mentoring Coordinator Kailee Kirkland for more information.

     
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The In School Mentoring program wrapped up for another year this June.  Mentees and mentors met for one hour a week at the mentee’s school. During their time together they could play games, bake, make crafts, play sports, or just talk. Lasting friendships and great memories are made over the course of the school year!

If you only have one hour a week to share with a mentee, consider becoming an In School Mentor. This program starts up each year in September at local elementary schools. Please contact Denine Rodger if you are interested in more information about In-School Mentoring (adults 18+) or Teen In-School Mentoring programs.

     
Newsletter   

Summer 2016 Newsletter

Spring 2016 Newsletter

     
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 The Numbers Are In!

We are beyond grateful to announce that the 8th Annual Ultimate Escape raised over $115,000.00!! Every dollar raised stays in our community and helps change the trajectory of kids lives. A BIG thank you goes out to every guest, high bidder, case winner, volunteer and overall supporter  - this amazing total would not have been possible without each and every one of you. Thank you, thank you, thank you! 

Please help us continue to make this event better by taking this short survey - we appreciate your time! 

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TICKETS ON SALE NOW

With the 8th Annual Ultimate Escape event scheduled for Friday, January 22, 2016, we are excited to announce that tickets are on sale now! Individual tickets are $40 each and a table of eight is $400. New Orleans themed dinner, dessert and entertainment are included. Our version of the famous Deal or No Deal game show is back and better than ever! The event begins at 6:30 and Big Brothers Big Sisters would like to thank our Presenting Sponsor Canadian Tire, our Hospitality Sponsor Pomeroy Lodging Inc. and our Platinum Sponsor, Prairie Mall.

Call or email today to reserve your tickets to this sell out event: 780-532-0620 or bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

     
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Ultimate Escape is back! 

We are getting excited for Ultimate Escape 2016! Scheduled for Friday, January 22, 2016 at the Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre. We have exciting sponsorship opportunities available and tickets will be on sale soon. This event is our agency's largest and ensures we can continue making a difference in the lives of our children and youth in our community.

     
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Welcome Denine and Kailee!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grande Prairie & Area is proud to welcome Denine Rodger as our new Site Based Mentoring Coordinator and Kailee Kirkland who has accepted the position of Community Based Mentoring Coordinator. They are both excited to meet everyone and help our community's children and youth reach their full potential. 

     
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BFKS 2015

A great BIG thank you to everyone who pledged, bowled, sponsored and volunteered to help make this year's Bowl for Kids Sake event a success! Held May 22, 2015 at Bowling Stones 10 Pin Entertainment Centre, everyone in attendance had a great time with the Wild Wild West theme. The event netted just over $8300 for our agency -and each dollar helps match kids with a mentor. Yee Haw!

     
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THANK YOU GRANDE PRAIRIE!

The 7th Annual Ultimate Escape was a resounding success and we could not have done it without you! $125,000.00 was raised to support the children and youth of our community and our mentoring programs! A BIG thank you goes out to each of our sponsors, donors, guests, volunteers and committee members for all helping to make this year the most amazing event in our history!!

Did you know that for every dollar invested in a Big Brothers Big Sisters agency, society sees an 18:1 return? Find out more here.

Thank you for investing in our community.




 

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