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Couples match of the month Sept 2014 RJ,, Alex and Krista - circa 2009

   
Match of the Month - 8 years strong!

Alex, Krista and RJ have been matched for 8 years as a couples match! In that time a lot has changed- each of them has developed new interests.

RJ has become a teenager and recently graduated high school, and Alex and Krista have become parents to two beautiful children! In the early years outings included a wide variety of activities such as watching movies, playing sports, attending BBBS Group Recreation events, cooking and more.Now their go-to activity is spending quality time as a group, with Alex and Krista’s children, who RJ regards as his younger siblings.

Despite the evolution of their friendship over the last 8 years one thing has remained the same- Alex, Krista and RJ share an amazing, one-of-a-kind friendship which will undoubtedly continue after RJ’s 18th birthday and the graduation of their match at the end of the month.

 

     

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The wonderful staff of Mercedes Benz Burlington

 
Thank you to Mercedes Benz Burlington

The employees of Mercedes Benz Burlington, annually host a golf tournament in support of local charity.  This year they choose Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton.   The tournament was hosted at Crosswinds Golf & Country Club on August 10, 2014.  Between 30 -4 0 employees attended the event and through registration fees and raffles, $3200 was raised in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton.

     
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A Community Sponsored Event

PADDLE FOR KIDS SAKE
2014 Dragon boat Challenge -

held on Saturday Sept 20th

We raised over $9000!!!

Thank you to everyone who paddled, donated, sponsored and cheered everyone on!

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 Thank you to participating and organizing clubs:

Burloak Canoe Club
 Oakville Power Boat Club
 Oakville Club
Oakville Yacht Squadron

     

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Team Rosehaven challenges Team Melrose

Team Rosehaven took on Team Melrose at their annual team building event on Friday, September 12, but our kids were the BIG Winners.  Not only did they challenge each other on the water, but each boat raised revenues totalling $6000 for our mentoring programs.  Team Melrose, was victorious on the water by a mere few seconds.

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Marco Guglietti – President of Rosehaven Homes Inc.  and Silvio Guglietti – President of Melrose Investment inc.  Jim Reardon, Past-Commodore, Burloak Canoe Club and ED Barbara Ferrone

 

 

     
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 The Mentoring Effect

Changing the course of young lives changes the future of our communities. 

By every measure, BBBS returns positive results in the mental health, employment and civic engagement of other recipients of our mentoring programs

 

 

 

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Check out our next 2 Volunteer Information Sessions

Oakville Office:  Wednesday October 8th - 6-7 pm

Milton Office:  Tuesday October 7th 6-7 pm

Call to Register:  905.339.2355

     
 
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All session at 6 -7 pm - Registration mandatory

Call Miranda  at 905.339.2355 ext 220 or email Coordinator of Volunteers to find out when our next information session is or click here for our Complete application form. 

 

Witnessing the transformation of a child into a confident young person is a remarkable thing. 

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Thanks to United Way of Halton Hills for making this video of us!