Big suc­cess for Big Broth­ers Big Sis­ters

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The Big Broth­ers Big Sis­ters (BBBS) move­ment be­gan in New York in 1904 as sim­ply Big Broth­ers. By 1916, Big Broth­ers or­ga­ni­za­tions were in 96 U.S. cities and spread to Toronto.

Cur­rently, Big Broth­ers Big Sis­ters op­er­ates in all 50 U.S. states, 10 Cana­dian prov­inces and one ter­ri­tory, as well as in 35 other coun­tries. Big Broth­ers Big Sis­ters pro­grams be­gan in Cal­gary in 1977 through the Cana­dian Progress Clubs of Cal­gary.

Its motto is sim­ple: To im­pact the lives of young people and vol­un­teers through the power of men­tor­ing. In 2012-13, more than 2,000 chil­dren and their fam­i­lies par­tic­i­pated in BBBS Cal­gary pro­grams and ser­vices. Talk about mak­ing an im­pact.

And im­pact­ful was what the ninth an­nual All-Star Weekend was all about. Pre­sented by Jay­man and Qual­ico, the weekend was a huge hit and was hosted by for­mer Cal­gary Stam­ped­ers quar­ter­back Henry Bur­ris — an avid BBBS sup­porter. High­lights of the two-day cel­e­bra­tion in­cluded an All-Star Kids Foot­ball Camp, a Celebrity Golf Tour­na­ment and the fab­u­lous All-Star Gala fea­tur­ing key­note speaker, for­mer NFL all-star Lynn Swan. The ninth an­nual gala, held May 10 at the Sher­a­ton Suites, was at­tended by: Chair­man Gary Nis­sen with Dina Klopp, man­ag­ing part­ner, Klopp Richards & As­so­ciates; BBBS pres­i­dent and CEO Tr­ish Bron­sch and col­leagues Lau­reen Jensen and Rocky Hynes; Cana­dian Western Bank vice-pres­i­dent Jeff Bowl­ing and his wife An­drea Bowl­ing; Qual­ico’s Glynn Hendry and his wife Lorna with fam­ily mem­bers Steen Hendry and Glo­ria Hendry; long drive com­peti­tor Ge­off Free­born; Krita In­vest­ments’ Ike Ko­lias and his wife Lisa Ko­lias; BBBS board mem­ber David Saxby and vice-pres­i­dent Zoe Feld­man; ProCura Real Es­tate’s Ge­orge Sch­lues­sel and his wife Sherry; Gray­don Lee; Kalen Dack; Kevin Lang­man; Matthew Karpinka; Steven Gibbard; Dawn Kelly; Clarissa DeAlmeida; and Gage Backer.

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