Big Brothers Big Sisters Ultimate Event

November 21, 2018
Big Brothers Big Sisters Ultimate Event

On November 19th we were proud to present Corinne Patterson Executive Director of the Grande Prairie Big Brothers and Big Sisters a cheque for $7,500. For the January 18th 2019 Ultimate Escape Fundraiser, the New Horizon Co-op will be the Presenting Sponsor for the event. Pictured at the left is Laurie Gronhovd New Horizon Co-op General Manager, Holly Winsor Marketing Co-ordinator, centre, and Corinne Patterson Executive Director at the right.

Many children and youth in Canada struggle with societal barriers and face adversities in their lives like detrimental living conditions, family violence, risk factors for mental health, school issues and identity challenges.

These circumstances have nothing to do with the value of who they are or who they can become, but because of these situations, children and youth risk not having the opportunity to live up to their full potential.

Even worse is the possibility of continuing cycles of poverty and crime or developing mental health issues.

This comes at a cost to the young person, and to society.

With the guidance and support of a mentor, these risks can be reduced or even avoided, and youth are reminded they can be anything they dream of being. For more information on Big Brothers and Big Sisters and how you may be able to help a child in our community go to