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Thank you to participating clubs:
Thanks to generous
funding support from Halton Region and the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Big
Brothers Big Sisters of Halton just wrapped up a very successful year in its
newest program, Adventure Canada Club.
piloted in three schools, demand blossomed and last year the program expanded
into nine area schools. According to Program Director, Sita Jayaraman,
“We have been overwhelmed by the success of the program. We originally
had hoped to provide service for 40 children. Instead, last year we were
able to reach 93 children through the ACC program. Next year, the program
will grow again and move into 13 schools”.
Parents have had
nothing but glowing reviews including, “their child felt part of something at
the school and not left on the outside”. One mother said of her very shy
daughter, “She told me she had fun and she felt not so shy anymore about being
new to Canada”. Two families even met through the program. Now they
see each other outside of school as their children connected through the
At Rotherglen school, the class of 8C took an interest in the Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds program.
After learning about the program, the grade 8 class put together a short movie about Go Girls! to present to the REACH (Rotherglen Educating for Advocacy and Creating Hope) Foundation in hopes of receiving funds for the program. The movie together with a very convincing presentation, the REACH Foundation granted the Go Girls! program $5000!!!
But this wasn’t enough for the class of 8C. These grade 8’s decided to continue fundraising by selling lollipops at the school, and raised just over $1000! Thanks to Rotherglen School, the REACH Foundation and the class of 8C for granting the Go Girls! program over $6000!!!
in partnership with:
WINNER: Brad Park
2nd Prize: Return Airfare for 2 and 1 week in San Miguel de Allende Mexico WINNER: Kim Stuch
3rd Prize: Diamond Cluster Ring - WINNER: Peteo Brunelle
4th Prize: Large Gift Basket - Value $500 - WINNER: Penny Anderson
Josh & Matt
Josh (LB) and Matt (BB) have been matched since February 2010 and continue to get together on a weekly basis.
In the past 4 years they have shared lots of fun experiences such as playing dodge-ball, football, going to the movies with Josh’s girlfriend and Matt’s wife, honing their golfing skills and engaging in friendly competition at Playdium.
Regardless of what they are doing there is always food involved and the topic of football is always discussed. Matt tries to make it out to Josh’s football games weekly and when he misses a game, Josh has someone tape him playing and they watch it together afterwards to talk technique.Matt is Josh’s number one fan and even wears a jersey with Josh’s last name on it at his games.
Josh joins Matt and his family at Christmastime and other special holidays and has even tried helping Matt with renovations around the house. They are so much more than a Big and Little Brother match, they are true friends!
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