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A Full Cup
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A Full Cup
On November 11, 2017, Joanne watched with wide eyes as Jennifer ordered a martini at dinner. It was the first time they had ever had a drink together in all their years of friendship. But Joanne didn’t mind. After all, this wasn’t just any night out for these ladies – it was the 30th anniversary ...
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The Right Program Makes All The Difference
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The Right Program Makes All The Difference
Every week at John A. MacDougall School (JAM), there’s a team huddle.  The principal, three teachers, and the All In For Youth team all get together to see if anyone has noticed if any of their students could use extra support.  Last school year, a sweet girl in Grade 2 named Sophie* came up in [...
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Summer Programs Help Kids Dream Big
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Summer Programs Help Kids Dream Big
Summer programs are so important for kids. Not only do they give them something constructive to do with their free time in the warmer months, they also provide valuable opportunities for continued learning. For kids who are new to Canada, these programs help give them a hand up before they start ...
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Making The Most Of The Summer
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Every summer, Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters grows. With kids getting out of school and parents still working, children need somewhere safe, fun, and educational to spend their days. For hundreds of kids, that place comes in the form of one of our summer programs. We run over a d...
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A Path To Success
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It was the Fall semester of Emma’s* Grade 12 year at Eastglen School and to say she was feeling overwhelmed would probably be an understatement. She had her sights set on graduating from high school and getting into a nursing program. But she didn’t know what she needed to do to get accepted, or ...
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10 Reasons To Come To Lobster Lovers
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10 Reasons To Come To Lobster Lovers
We are so excited for November 3 – the date of our Lobster Lovers Feast proudly presented by Flaman Group of Companies at the Edmonton Inn & Conference Centre. It’s an East Coast causal dinner in support of our community’s children and you’re invited! Lobster Lovers isn’t just one of our larg...
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A Path To Success
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A Path To Success
It was the Fall semester of Emma’s* Grade 12 year at Eastglen School and to say she was feeling overwhelmed would probably be an understatement. She had her sights set on graduating from high school and getting into a nursing program. But she didn’t know what she needed to do to get accepted, or ...
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Food Security
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Food Security
According to End Poverty Edmonton, 40,000 children live in poverty. To put that number into perspective, imagine Rogers Place filled to capacity with children. Now times that image by two and a half. The number is staggering. Since food insecurity is a symptom of poverty, we know that many of tho...
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Putting Our Children First
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With our annual Golf Tournament just a month away, we have been reflecting on the impact our sponsors, donors, and golfers have made on the children in our community. Our focus has always been ensuring that all children have the tools they need to succeed, to receive a good education, to develop ...
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“Building” Brighter Futures – One Roof at a Time
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“Building” Brighter Futures – One Roof at a Time
February in Edmonton brought unseasonably warm weather. With the sun, came the thaw and with the thaw, came a quick realization that the home away from home for so many of our community’s kids, was no longer sound. As the dripping, and sometimes streaming, began, our team scrambled. Rain barrels ...
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