Basketball Pros Inspire Our Kids

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Yesterday, The Senior Women’s National Basketball Team made a special visit to our McCauley Club and spent some time teaching our young, aspiring basketball players the fundamentals of the game. Nearly 40 of our Club kids, spent an hour learning how to dribble, pass, and shoot a basketball from 15 very tall, very talented ladies – two of whom were born and bred right here in Edmonton! “Our players realize that they are privileged to be able to play as … Continue reading

It Takes A Family To Make A Home

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If you’ve ever built a home with interior designers, you’ll know the relationship between the two professions can be adversarial.  Construction and esthetics don’t always come together seamlessly.  But for 23 years, Tom Andrews, Bonnie Walters and Al Black, have delivered stunning homes for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Dream Home Lottery. With their teams and their arsenal of friends, vendors and partners – who often gave up more lucrative jobs and charged only their cost for materials in order … Continue reading

Blue Jays Alumni Spend The Day with Our Kids

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A field near McCauley Boys & Girls Club was a sea of blue and white on Saturday, August 16th. Nearly 40 kids, a cross section from each of our Clubs, were swinging bats and throwing balls in their Rookie League t-shirts and Jays Care hats. But they weren’t there alone. They were joined by four Blue Jays Alumni who had the kids completely enthralled. Jessie Barfield, Brian McRae, Devon White, Denis Coucher each led the kids through a station of … Continue reading

Mentoring Students After School – Excite. Challenge. Empower.

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Can you think of a place where you’d find a group of elementary students excited to work on their homework after school? We know of one – McKee School. Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters (BGCBigs) collaborated with McKee School to launch the Excite, Challenge, and Empower Learners (EXCEL) Program. EXCEL is a supervised after school homework program that supports kids from Kindergarten to Grade Six who struggle with their schoolwork. Though it’s only just finished its first … Continue reading

#BPs50Moments – A Birthday Celebration

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On Thursday, August 7th, Tara and Sandy from Boston Pizza came out to our West Club to share their 50th Birthday with nearly 100 kids from our West, McCauley, Tweddle, Sakaw and Rundle Clubs. Our kids from all over the city showed up in their brightly coloured Club shirts to participate in a fun afternoon of great food and a mini soccer tournament.  We started with a “quiet” game of graveyard. Then it was lunch time!!  Pepperoni appeared to be … Continue reading