Shupri’s Speech

This is my story; I was adopted before I was even a month old from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I never thought anything bad about being adopted until I started school. I would wake up, brush my teeth, get dressed, style my hair, eat breakfast, and then get a ride to school. But when I got there, […]

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Sheila’s Story

I asked my son: if we won the lottery and could go anywhere in the world where would that be? When my son, Justin was 8 he was matched to a big brother named Luke Wells. The two of them were so like, it sometimes gave me deja vu as to what my son would […]

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Big Sister Mentor of the Year

By Kendra Hoskin At the recent annual Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa (BBBSO) volunteer recognition event, Cathy was awarded Big Sister Mentor of the Year. She was presented with a certificate which she proudly framed and hung on her wall in her home office. “I don’t usually hang certificates but this one means a […]

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Ice Cream Dilemma

We stood in line for ice cream. My Little Sister Letecia stared blankly at the large, illuminated menu. All the usual flavours were there—chocolate chip cookie dough, tiger-tiger, cherry cheesecake, and my favourite, pistachio. But Letecia couldn’t decide. “Have you made up your mind?” I asked. Letecia just shook her head, eyes gazed downwards as […]

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