Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel has plenty of things in store…

Support your local chapter by buying raffle tickets this month.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel (BBBSQ) offers five programs to children and youth ages 6-18.

These programs are offered at no cost to the families. BBBSQ has an annual budget of $140,000 and we served 176 children last year. Our agency is responsible for all of our funding.

Events and raffle ticket sales help to raise a big portion of our annual budget. Please consider participating in an event, buying a raffle ticket, event sponsorship, prize donations and volunteering – every little bit can make a BIG difference!

Our WestJet 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. 29, draw date is Oct. 31.

Remember every dollar raised stays right here in Quesnel, to support programs for children in our community.

Our 11th Annual Golf for Kids’ Sake will be held on Sunday, Sept. 10 at Richbar Golf and Gardens. Shotgun start is at 1 p.m.

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. The $75 registration fee includes green fees, a fantastic dinner and prizes.

BBBSQ would like to give a BIG thank you to the Rotary Cub of Quesnel for the $5,000 donation in support of our Teen Mentoring Program.

Last year 66 teen mentors volunteered more than 835 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.

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

Michelle Riley is executive director of BBBSQ.

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