Steptember is National Big Brothers Big Sisters Month

During September Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel is seeking new volunteers

Little Sister Chelsea

September is National Big Brothers Big Sisters Month in Canada. Our agency is in need of more volunteers – Big Brothers, Big Sisters and Community In-School Mentors.  We have 30 children waiting to be matched.  Start Something ‘Big’ and give us a call.

“I really enjoy being a Big Sister.  It’s great to be a kid again and do fun things,” Big Sister Megan said.

BBBSQ 6th Annual Golf for Kids Sake is at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 at Richbar Golf and Gardens.  Now is the time to sign up for this event.  Give us a call at 250-992-7257.  You can register online at

Again this year, BBBSQ is one of the three finalists in the Donner Canadian Foundation for excellence in the delivery of services to children.  We will learn later this month if we are selected as the winner.

Why not use your last pennies to make a difference? Donate your pennies to Big Brothers Big Sisters and we’ll make them count!  The penny is going out of circulation.  Bring your pennies to the Little Big House between 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday – Thursday.  Remember, every penny you donate will be added to all the other pennies we receive.  It adds up quickly and it will really make a difference!

Thank you to everyone who donated to Staples for the Stock the Lockers campaign.  To date, we have helped to distribute gift cards to 60 families in the community.

Thank you also to Remax Quesnel Realty and TD Financial Group for their donations to our organization.

Raffle tickets for the West Jet flight for two anywhere in North America (excluding charter) are on sale until Sept. 17.

The draw will be held at the Cariboo Observer office at noon on Sept. 17.  Drop by 368 Vaughan Street.  Remember all the money raised locally stays with BBBSQ.

Our AGM is on Oct.

16, 6:30 p.m. upstairs at the Child Development Centre.  Interested public welcome.

Maggie Bello is executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel and regular Observer columnist.

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