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 Night of the Little Black Dress Event

This year's event will be held on:

Wednesday May 21st at 5:00 pm

Hosted by: Milestones Grill and Bar (3531 Wyecroft Road, Oakville)

SilverCity Cinema - "An American in Paris" - 7:00 pm

For more information:  Night of Little Black Dress

To order your tickets online:  Night of Little Black Dress Tickets

   
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 2014 Swing for Kids Sake Dependable IT Golf Tournament

We Welcome our newest Title Sponsor - Dependable IT!!

Join us at Pipers Heath this year for our 14th Annual Golf Tournament on June 9th

For registration and more information:  2014 Swing for Kids Sake

   
 

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Congratulations to the Match of the Month

 

Having no children of her own, Oakville’s Karen Gardener says being a Big Sister is a very rewarding, one-of-a-kind bond that she wouldn’t give up for the world.

“I’m sure it’s what a parent feels; watching their child change over the years and grow and ask intelligent questions. To have her say something back to you and you think, ‘Oh well, I taught her that,’ it’s special,” said Karen, 57, who is now retired with her husband, Bob.  Karen will be commemorating it with the sixth year she has been a Big Sister to 12-year-old Sarah.

“She’s like family for Bob and me. And sometimes when her mom is at work, she asks if Sarah can come over just so she’s not at home alone and be with somebody,” Karen said, noting the two often see each other two or three times a week, and sometimes even more.

 “When I joined (BBBSH) as a volunteer, I was paired with Sarah (who was six years old at the time) ” Karen said. “I found Sarah and I immediately clicked and we started the process to be matched.”

Karen and Sarah, who often spend  time with each other cooking, baking, doing crafts, scrapbooking, swimming, going to shows and movies, and not to mention a couple of shopping excursions here and there.

“She’s fun to be around and she’s nice,” Sarah said of her Big Sister, Karen. “She always has great ideas for us to do... It’s cool because there’s a lot of stuff that we have done, that I wouldn’t have been able to do with my mom.

   
 
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 Interested in volunteering?

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

For dates click here: Volunteer Infomation sessions

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. 

 
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BBBS Halton is pleased to team up with our local Tim Hortons stores who lend their great support to this event. 

Thanks to all the bowlers, sponsors and pledgers for helping us to meet our Goal!
   
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Thanks to Oakville Community Foundation

Thank you to our friends at the Oakville Community Foundation who have been wonderful community supporters of our mentoring programs.  Most recently, we just received funding from the Foundation for both our Homework Club Program and our In-School Mentoring Programs.  Funds will help us recruit volunteers for both programs.

   
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 Georgetown Raiders support Bowl for Kids Sake!

The Georgetown Raiders will be supporting BBBSH through participation in the Mayor Bonnette Bowl for Kids Sake Challenge.  They will be entering  a total of 7 teams. Cindy and Bill Court,  the owners of the team, will also be participating in the bowling event.

   

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RBC Curl for Kids Sake

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton held its 26th Annual Bonspiel on Saturday, February 22nd at the Oakville Curling Club.

Thank you to all our sponsors, pledgers, and curlers for raising over $36,000 for our Mentoring programs!

Please visit our Curling page for all the event information

   
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 And the survey says...

An Ipsos Reid survey was commissioned by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada (BBBSC) and Invesco Canada Ltd to determine Canadians’ expectations and aspirations for their children when they reach adulthood. The survey helps mark National Bowl for Kids Sake. People and businesses can support local mentoring programs by donating to the Bowl for Kids Sake campaign or volunteering to fundraise.

For more key findings from the Parental Hopes Survey by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada and Invesco Ltd,  click here

   
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Grocery Foundation Supports our Mentoring Programs

Many of programs such as the Homework Club, Go Girls! and Game On! and Adventure Canada Club provide a healthy snack as part of the programming.  Over the course of the year the cost of food becomes quite expensive.  Our friends from the Grocery Foundation have made a very generous donation of grocery gift cards from Sobeys, Metro as well as a financial donation to help cover these costs.  We thank them for assisting with this very important component of our mentoring programs.

   
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Thanks to Oakville Kiwanis Club!

Member of the Oakville Kiwanis Club, Hans Koop stopped by with some very welcome school supplies.  Our Homework Club staff look forward to the annual visit from Hans and the Oakville Kiwanis.  Says, Homework Club Program Manager Anne-Marie (pictured), “It always feels like Christmas morning when Hans stops by”.  Supplies donated will be forwarded on the over 300 students involved in the our Homework Club program.  

   
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Adopt A Club!

Thank you to our newest sponsors who have through their generosity adopted an after-school Homework Club Program at a local Oakville, Milton, Georgetown or Acton elementary school.   Check out our "Wall of Fame" for these extraordinary sponsors!

   
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The Tenors launch new single in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters!

The Tenors, Canada’s JUNO Award-winning vocal super group, have joined forces with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America spokesperson Laura Kaeppeler to launch a new single titled, ‘I Thank You’. The song, which also commemorates the 100th anniversary of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada, is now available for download worldwide with proceeds contributed to assist in the ongoing development and support of mentoring services to children and young people.

   
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Cheerios teams up with our  GO GIRLS! program

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada is thrilled to announce a new nationwide campaign, in partnership with Multi-Grain Cheerios, in support of our Go Girls Mentoring Program!.

What’s the campaign all about? It’s about joining the movement for healthy bodies, healthy minds; Where todays’ young women stop dieting and see the value in balance before deprivation and worth before weight. To start this movement, Multi-Grain Cheerios is supporting Go Girls – A program that provides healthy mentors for young girls.

   
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Welcome to our newest Homework Club Sponsor

St. Andrews Homework Club welcomed guests John Nunnikhoven and Lisa Crosby from Glenn Graydon Wright.  Glenn Graydon Wright recently donated $1000 in support of the Homework Club Program.