Looking for teen mentors

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel is selling West Jet raffle tickets and planning their annual golf tournament

Our West Jet ticket raffle kicked off on June 1. Please consider purchasing a ticket to win a return flight for two anywhere they fly!

We will be selling tickets around the community until Oct. 31, draw date is Nov. 2.  Remember every dollar raised stays right here in Quesnel to support programs for children in our community.

Our annual Golf for Kids’ Sake will be held on Sunday, Sept. 13 at Richbar Golf and Gardens. Shotgun start is at 1 p.m.  Four more hole sponsors are still needed, give Joanie a call (250-992-7257) for more information. Call the office to get a pledge sheet, make a donation, or to register a team.  $75.00 registration fee includes green fees, a fantastic dinner and prizes.

BBBSQ is looking for potential partnerships with businesses to support our Teen Mentoring Program. Last year 51 teen mentors volunteered 470 hours working with elementary school children. This program is offered at no cost to the teens or elementary students. Training, screening, transportation, on-site supervision and assessment are all provided.  Mentors use the knowledge from their respective classes to anonymously record, observe, and assess the mentee’s social interactions and general age/stage development.

The impact on mentors and mentees is positive and rewarding.

A big thank you to Staples for the “Stock the Lockers” campaign.

We are now taking names for school supplies. Call our office to put your name on the list.

Thank you to all our volunteers and community partners for your dedication in serving the children of Quesnel!

Michelle Riley is executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel.