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Bowl For Kids' Sake 2015


Bowl For Kids' Sake (BFKS) is our largest, annual campaign which provides funding to support our youth mentoring programs. Our donors and supporters are key participants in making a real difference in the lives of the children who benefit from these programs. This year, we are excited to announce that we have a great variety of locations and times. Walkley Bowling Centre - 2092 Walkley Road Tuesday, February 24 start times at 3:30 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. The 8:30 p.m. timeslot is FULL. West Park Lanes - 1205 Wellington Street West Thursday, February 26 start times at 3:30 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. The 6:00 p.m. timeslot is FULL. Friday, February 27 start times at 3:30 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. The 8:30 p.m. timeslot is FULL. Join us! Register online at BFKS.KINTERA.ORG/OTTAWA as a team captain or join an existing team.

You're Hired - An Epic Competition for Summer Jobs


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa (BBBSO) has established a project that will benefit local youth. In November 2014, BBBSO will invite thousands of post-secondary students in Ottawa to raise awareness and money for the charity during the 2014-15 academic school year. Business students studying at the University of Ottawa, Carleton University and Algonquin College will be invited to participate in the “You’re Hired!!” campaign. Students will be challenged to creatively raise money for BBBSO mentoring programs and the most successful students will be rewarded with full-time summer jobs in 2015 by our employer sponsors. For more information, please visit the following website: www.bigsummerjobs.com.

Ottawa's Annual Bicycle Festival is Gearing Up in Support of BBBSO


Capital Vélo Fest and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa are excited to announce Ottawa’s 4th annual bicycle festival and Tour La Nuit on Saturday, May 31st, 2014. The event takes place from 4pm to 11pm at Ottawa City Hall Festival Plaza and on bikes through the streets of the city.

Olympian Gilmore Junio, Michael “Pinball” Clemons and Senator Jacques Demers speaking on April 2, 2014


On Wednesday, April 2, 2014, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa (BBBSO) will host its next speaker series at the Ottawa Convention Centre beginning at 09:00 and ending at noon. The event will feature Olympian Gilmore Junio, Michael “Pinball” Clemons and Senator Jacques Demers.

BBBSO Speaker Event featured in MetroExternal link


"CBC Dragon, Ottawa billionaire help launch Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraiser"

Arlene Dickinson and Sir Terence Matthews Speaking in support of BBBSOExternal link


On Thursday, December 5, 2013, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa is hosting a speaker series event at The Ottawa Convention Centre featuring Arlene Dickinson, and Sir Terence Matthews.



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