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This September, our agency wants to hear from you! If you have ever thought about becoming a mentor to a child or youth, have questions about what exactly that means or if you would like to support us in another way - now is the time for action. Celebrate #BBBSmonth by becoming a BIG deal to a Little Brother or Little Sister in our community.

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Summer Block Party Success

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!


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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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Did You Know?

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?
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.

Go Back to School and Help a Child Go Forward

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.


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