You Don’t have to Be Perfect to Be “Big”

Ask any “Big” mentor about their experience and they will tell you they lucked out on being matched with their “Little” mentee. I’m not so sure that my Little Brother was all too convinced about his luck the first time he piled into my car. My car was a 1989 Mazda 323. It was only […]

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Jesse (Little) & Ryan (Big)

Meet Jesse and his Big Brother Ryan from Halifax! Matched last year, this pair enjoys playing sports and arcade games together. Jesse appreciates having a male role model in his life and being able to talk to Ryan about everyday problems. As for Ryan, he enjoys trying out new activities, like bouldering, with his mentee. […]

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Alumni Story – Andy & Chris

First matched by Big Brothers Big Sisters in 1978, Andy Pawlyk and Chris Sellathamby developed a bond that has now spanned over four decades. The alumni match celebrated their 40 years with Big Brothers Big Sisters Lacombe and District and shared their story with The Star and regional media. According to Little Brother Chris: “He’s always been there […]

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Myles (Little) & Alex (Big)

Everytime that someone becomes a volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters, the waiting list becomes shorter for a child. Check out this great story from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Prince George agency.

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A Donor’s Story – Bill

“Positive experiences translate to a better outlook on life.” For Bill Kovacs, a monthly donor to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada, youth mentoring is “fundamentally important for society, because those positive experiences translate to a better outlook on life.” When Bill and his brother were growing up in Brampton, they had caring neighbours who […]

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