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

Thank you Boston Pizza!

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

Club Field-Trip to Innisfree

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We strive for our Clubs to be more than just places for kids to go after school and during the summer; we want them to be places of well-rounded learning and growth. Many of our kids at our Clubs are new to Canada or have lived in the city most of their lives. So our Tweddle Club was excited to have the opportunity to take some of their kids out into the country to visit a small town and experience … Continue reading

Giving Girls Confidence & Strength

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Music, activity, confidence – three words that best describe this past Tuesday afternoon at 30 Minute Hit Edmonton. A group of girls from our Kinsmen and Rundle Clubs filled the south Edmonton gym with laughter and energy as they practiced their newly learned kickboxing skills. Several weeks ago, BGCBigs Community Program Facilitator (CPF) Andrea was talking with a mom who was concerned with the lack of organized sports available for girls in their community. As a CFP, part of Andrea’s … Continue reading