Adopt-A-Teen Has A Ripple Effect


Originally published in the Edmonton Sun on Wednesday, December 17, 2014. Written by Cam Tait. By the very nature of its name — Adopt-A-Teen — is a campaign to make sure teenagers have something to open Christmas morning. There’s a ripple effect, however, that sheds hope and happiness for the entire family. Especially parents. I speak from my own experience from a young boy growing up in the west-end community of Lynnwood. Christmas morning was controlled chaos as my siblings … Continue reading

Lac La Biche Festival of Trees

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The Lac La Biche Festival of Trees is always an exciting opportunity for local businesses and organizations to promote their services and products to the local community. BGCBigs’ Lac La Biche location was thrilled to participate in the fifth annual event this holiday season! The focus of the event is, of course, the beautifully decorated trees, donated by vendors. The trees were displayed at the Bold Centre for the public to view and purchase tickets to win. Proceeds from the … Continue reading

BGCBigs Family Holiday Party


Oh the Holiday Season! It’s one of our favourite times of year. We’re so lucky to get to throw all of our kids and families and volunteers a Holiday Party with help from the most amazing partners! On December 7 we had over 1500  kids, families, and volunteers join us at Northlands (that’s more than we’ve ever hard!). There was cookie decorating, card making, Twister playing, photo taking, turkey eating, magic watching, entertainment enjoying, and dance competing. And of course … Continue reading

Thank You, Lovers of Lobster


On behalf of the kids, families, volunteers, staff and board of Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area, we are so grateful for everyone who supported, donated to, volunteered at, attended, and sponsored our Lobster Lovers Gala 2014 on November 21 – a dinner and auction in support of children.  This event, presented by Flaman Fitness, is one of our largest annual fundraisers and through our community’s generous support, we raised over $130,000 that will … Continue reading

The Importance of a Smile

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We are so fortunate to receive donations of tickets to events around Edmonton for our kids, families, and volunteers. They come from a multitude of individuals and companies and they can be a fun night out for Big-Little match or an opportunity for a parent to spoil their child. The other day, we heard from a Mom about the amazing experience she and her son had at the Oilers VS Devils game on November 21 (tickets to which were donated … Continue reading