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On behalf of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa’s staff, board members, and Ambassadors Henry and Nicole Burris, I would like to extend my sincerest thank-you to all of those who contributed to and participated in the Henry Burris All Star Weekend 2016 including our sponsors - Trinity Development, Redblacks, Minto, TD Bank, BMR Group, and Bell Media - our volunteers and All-Stars who donated hours of their time to ensure the event was a success, and our golfers.

With your generous support, The Weekend was a great success in its first year. In the end, 200 priority children were able to attend the Henry Burris All-Star Weekend Kids Camp; an opportunity they would never have had without the contribution of our supporters. Additionally, $26,000 (net revenue) was raised. This funding has the ability to support up to 100 at-risk youth in BBBSO's school-based programs in Ottawa, putting these priority children on the path to reaching their potential. 

We look forward to growing this event with the vision of it becoming a cornerstone in the community, and hope you will join us next year at the second annual Henry Burris All-Star Weekend!

Sincerely,


Susan Ingram
Executive Director
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa

 

Photo:
 Big Brother John and Little Brother Rob built the "Blue Comet" soap box car when Rob was 10.


“Our greatest success is in the eyes of young children who flourish in our unique one-to-one mentoring program. As a former Big Brother, I understand that mentoring changes lives and makes futures brighter. 
 
When I was first matched with Rob, he was a shy 10-year old. It has been so rewarding to see him gain confidence, to flourish as a teen and then a young man, and ultimately to graduate from university with a Masters in Aerospace Engineering. Rob has great potential and a wonderful future ahead. And I was very proud to have him as part of my wedding party.
 
Big Brothers Big Sisters Ottawa is about building futures and that is why I have decided to leave a bequest in my will to this great organization.  It’s very important for me to know that BBBSO will continue to be there for the next generation of children and youth. They are after all, our future."   

 
- John Ouellette, Alumni BBBSO
 

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NEW CLOTHING BIN LOCATION
 
All Saints High School

5115 Kanata Avenue
Kanata, Ontario
K2K 3K5

Food Basics Stittsville

5703 Hazeldean Road
Stittsville, Ontatio
K2S 0P6

** Stittsville Legion Branch 618 **

1481 Stittsville Main Street
Stittsville, Ontario
K2S 1A7

Minto Recreation Complex, Barrhaven

3500 Cambrian Road
Barrhaven, Ontario
K2J 0V1

St. Peter's High School

750 Charlemagne Blvd. 
Orleans, Ontario
K4A 3M4
 



Learn more about BBBSO's Clothes for Kids' Sake
fundraising initiative or how you can run your very own
clothing drive by clicking here!

 
The oil experiment shown here is one of the many activities Mackenzie and Ewan have enjoyed doing together.


My Little Brother, Ewan.

"My Little Brother Ewan has a strong love and passion for sports. From hockey to soccer to basketball, he finds enjoyment in it all.

Ewan's teachers advised me he would often become upset in gym class when playing with other children, or when he felt he wasn't succeeding. Nonetheless we played sports almost each week we were together and he was all smiles.

When I asked Ewan what his favourite memory was in regards to our sessions, he giggled and brought up a time when we were playing soccer outside. At this particular time, we were in the school yard the same time the kindergartens had recess. All of a sudden, we were swarmed by little kindergarteners in snow suits wanting to join in our game. Instead of growing upset, Ewan happily allowed them to join and made everyone feel included as possible. Eventually, the little ones took control of our ball to the point that we had to take it back and run away. We laughed as we were being chased by them, and still do when thinking of this memory today.

Seeing Ewan smiling, laughing, and believing in himself while doing something he enjoys, instead of feeling distressed is one of the reasons of why I believe in this organization."

                               - Mackenzie, Big Sister in the Mentoring In School program

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It's back and it's better than ever!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa and Operation Come Home present: The 11th Annual Big Art Come Back, featuring live and silent auctions of high-end art, cocktails and craft beer, and decadent finger foods in a historical setting, all while supporting at-risk youth in Ottawa.


Save the Date!

November 24th, 2016
La Shoppe, Zibi
3 Rue Eddy

Gatinue, PQ

 
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