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RBC Curl for Kids' Sake

 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton will hold its

28th Annual Curling Bonspiel on

Saturday, February 20th

at the Oakville Curling Club.

Our goal is to raise over $35,000 for our Mentoring programs.

To start a team or make a pledge click here:  Curl for Kids Sake Online Site

Teams are asked to raised $500 per team

Click here to print a pledge form
 
 
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Tim Hortons Bowl for Kids' Sake

 Tim Hortons Bowl for Kids Sake is a great team-oriented event with so much fun bowling, enjoying food & beverages, goody bags for everyone, lots of fabulous prizes, and the satisfaction of knowing you've helped a child who needs a friend and a mentor.

 Click here for all the dates, locations and times:


BFKS Event Page

To start a team or make a pledge click here:  Bowl for Kids Sake Online Site

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New Community Partnership: Silver Sherpa

We are thrilled to announce a community partnership between Silver Sherpa and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton!

Silver Sherpa is a lifestyle transitions company that provides independent and personalized advice on smart aging and lifestyle transitions. They offer a unique and innovative approach to assisting the elderly and their families prepare for and respond to the inevitable lifestyle challenges associated with aging: health crises, loss of a partner, social isolation, financial issues, dwelling arrangements, and any other factors that put their quality of life at risk.

Once a plan is developed, Silver Sherpa acts as a trusted co-pilot, coordinating professionals and service providers to help elders simplify important life decisions, figure out pragmatic options, and facilitate planned transitions.

Silver Sherpa’s founder, Susan Hyatt, is passionate about the well-being of elders and understands it’s vital to develop community initiatives that improve quality of life. Connecting youth-based organizations and elders is one of those initiatives, which is why Susan says “we are very proud and appreciative of our relationship with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton. It provides for inter-generational relationships and volunteer opportunities for elders, and a way for us invest in the community”. 

Silver Sherpa has committed to making a donation to BBBS Halton each time a local individual or organization makes a client referral.

According to Barb Ferrone, “Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton values the contributions of our elders and is excited to explore inter-generational activities between our organizations.  We both embrace the principle of giving back to ‘the villages’ in which we work, play and live, and Silver Sherpa’s values are in alignment with ours. We are pleased to be working together to connect elders with our children, and excited about this opportunity to further serve the Halton community with innovative approaches that benefit both our youth and elder citizens. We are grateful that Silver Sherpa has selected us as their charity of choice.”


 

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Nibin and Jahmoni have been matched for approximately 7 ½ months and their friendship grows with each outing!

Baton Rouge Match of the Month Contest -Nibin and Jahmoni

Nibin and Jahmoni like to have fun with whatever activity they choose! Whether they are watching or playing sports, watching movies, going bowling, shopping at the mall, or checking out cars at the dealership, Nibin and Jahmoni always have a great time! Nibin and Jahmoni love coming out to agency events and connecting with other Bigs and Littles. Some of their favorites to date have included Halloween Hockey and Crossfit!

Nibin is a great mentor and when they get together they discuss Jahmoni’s future plans of being a Pro athlete. Nibin has even introduced Jahmoni to a coach at his local high school in order to help him understand the expectations behind being an athlete. Nibin also plans on helping Jahmoni explore other career options. Jahmoni likes to help Nibin as well, by keeping him up to date about current trends and styles among the younger generation.

Congratulations to our winning match of the month!  They will receive a $100 gift certificate to celebrate together at Baton Rouge Restaurant-Winston Churchill location.

   
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 MATCHING CHALLENGE CONTINUES

Meet the Miller Family

The Millers* family (*they are too modest to share their real name) have lived in Oakville for many years and wanted to give back to the community. They developed our new Matching Challenge and committed to double every dollar raised during the campaign to match a child with a mentor. The Millers who have children of their own understand the need for mentorship and the need to fast track the number of children on our waiting list.

“Being a parent I truly see the struggle young children face today with technology, bullying and low self-esteem, every child should have someone to look up too or turn to for advice,” said Mrs. Miller. The generosity of the Millers will help Big Brothers Big Sister of Halton reach our goal of connecting 117 children with a positive role model.  

Please join the Millers in reaching our goal of $10,000.  You can make your donation at - Mentoring Matching Challenge

   
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Interested in learning how to be the  BEST mentor?

Sign up to learn how easy & fun mentoring is . You can start something BIG for a young person.

For dates click here: Volunteer Information sessions

All session at 6 -7 pm - Registration mandatory

Call Ajelika 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.
   
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Canadian Red Cross - Respect Education Program

Information for parents, teachers and students on bullying preventions, abuse prevention and healthy relationship.  Find out more: Respect Education Program

   
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