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 for me – I talk to him more than I talk to most of my relatives who live in the same town, even though I now live 1,500 kilometres away. It’s very hard to find someone who is genuinely happy for you when you succeed and sad for you when you fail and not the other way around – that’s the way it’s been with Andy.”

Read more about Andy and Chris:

The Star: After forty years, the ‘true friendship’ between a Big Brother and Little Brother stands the test of time.

Lacombe Globe: 40-year match celebrated by Big Brothers Big Sisters

Red Deer Express: 40-year Big Brother a gift to Lacombe man