Alana (Little) & Avery (Big)

Big Brothers Big Sisters gives kids the opportunity to do new things that they may not otherwise have the chance to do. It also gives people a platform to meet new people, mentors, and friends. Alana has 13 siblings but was still very much in need of a friend and mentor all her own. When [...]
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Mohit (big) & Rafael (little)

Life is tough if you don’t believe in yourself. When they first met Rafael didn’t know a lot of English, was shy, scared and lacked confidence. As their relationship grew, so did Rafael’s self-esteem. Today, they are more than friends, they are family. In fact, Mohit is quick to boast that Rafael is the best [...]
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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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