Tuesday , 27 October 2020

Tag Archives: Big Brothers Big Sisters

Modified Toy Run raises more than $7,000

Riders and residents alike helped raise $7,000 for local youth programs in this year’s Toy Run. In a typical year, the Toy Run runs a full-day event consisting of a breakfast, the register-and-ride, a parade and banquet before ending the night with a cabaret. Due to the current public health guidelines, the Toy Run was forced to cancel everything except …

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Wing-eating contest raising money for Lloydminster youth programs

The Kinette Club of Lloydminster is drumming up excitement with their newest fundraiser for kids in the Border City. The Kinette Club is hosting a virtual chicken wing eating competition with all of the proceeds from the event going to the Lloydminster Community Youth Centre (LCYC) and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lloydminster (BBBS). Kinette Club President Chantelle McAlpine said …

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Big Brother Big Sisters month recognizes youth mentorship

In recognition of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) month, the organization¬†is focusing on acquiring more mentors for children throughout September. Each year, the mentorship program reflects on the connections between kids and role models, and the impact the organization has on kids in the program. Jacqueline Weed, Director of Service Delivery, said there are over 15,000 kids across Canada who …

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Big Brothers Big Sisters raises $20K in ‘Bowl For Kids Sake’ fundraiser

Despite being forced to hold their annual ‘Bowl for the Kids Sake’ fundraiser virtually this year, the Big Brother Big Sisters (BBBS) Foundation managed to raise over $20,000 for their mentorship programs. The money raised goes directly into the mentorship programs and is used to recruit, train, offer supports and pair mentors with kids. Jacqueline Weed from BBBS, said the …

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Local non-profits took part in national fundraising challenge

Lakeland College and Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Lloydminster (BBSA) joined in on the Great Canadian Giving Challenge (GCGC) to raise money for their organizations. Both non profits work with canadahelps.org, who started the GCGC campaign. Canada Helps reached out via email, and the Lloydminster establishments decided to join in. The non-profits felt it was an opportunity to raise …

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BBBS seeks volunteers as interest grows

Big Brothers Big sisters of Lloydminster are looking to get more volunteers involved to supplement the increased amount of families signing up. Over the past few months, the nonprofit has found it hard to find ways to get volunteers involved. As more families find out about their amenities, the need for volunteers has increased. Director of Service Delivery, Jacqueline Weed, …

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