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We are deeply saddened to share the news that Big Brothers Big Sisters has lost a tremendous champion and steadfast advocate. Ian MacKnight passed away suddenly on December 24; a profound loss for his family, our organization and our entire community. Ian will be remembered as a kind and generous man who always led by example. He believed in family and mentoring, as evidenced in the way he engaged his children, Heather and Angus, in his volunteer efforts. They witnessed first-hand how compassionate and kind their father truly was even beyond his role as "Dad", and how these traits were present in everything he did.

During his tenure as the President of our agency Board of Directors and later as a member of our national Board of Directors, Ian dedicated his time to improving the lives of young people across Canada. He was humble and hard-working, passionately believed in the cause and inspired many others to do the same. His volunteer efforts as the Chair of the steering committee for our annual Golf for Kids Sake tournament had a direct impact on the lives of hundreds of children - his legacy will be measured in potential fulfilled, confidence gained and personal achievements of these children.

We are proud to have had the privilege to know and work with Ian. He was a highly respected mentor and friend. Our thoughts are with his family.

 

We are humbled to learn that Ian's family has indicated Big Brothers Big Sisters as a recipient of donations in recognition of his life's work. You can access his legacy page by clicking here. 

 

Read more about his life and his legacy...

     
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Inspire Awards Gala 2015

Thank you to all of our award recipients, sponsors and guests who made this year's Inspire Awards Gala a success!

See this year's award recipients.

Check out our event photo album.

     
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Golf for Kids Sake

Thanks to everyone who made our September 3rd Golf for Kids Sake event (presented by Medavie Blue Cross) at River Oaks Golf Club, a BIG success. Click here to see the great sponsors who helped make it happen!

     

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Your ticket to fly!

Congratulations to our Air Canada raffle winner, Brent Kraushar of Dartmouth! Thanks to everyone who supported this initiative, especially Air Canada Foundation for their generous donation of the prize.

     

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environMENTOR Clothing Drive Campaign Launched

We're excited for this new campaign designed to provide funding for our mentoring programs, fund raise for local schools and help the environment. Read more to learn how your school or community group can get involved!

     

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Donate the Things You Don't Need

Big Brothers Big Sisters can turn your donations of gently used clothing, shoes and linens into funding for youth mentoring programs. Complete the form to the right to arrange a donation pick-up, or drop your donations in one of our many bins around metro. It's an easy way to start something great for kids in our community.

 

SUPPORT LOCAL PROGRAMS with your clothing donations.

CLICK HERE to request our convenient pick up service for your donation of clothing, linens and household goods. It's an easy way to support LOCAL programs for kids!

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