Thank you so much to all of our Golf For Kids Sake supporters for helping us to raise $60,000 to help us fund our mentoring programs! We are on course to serve over 400 children through our programs this year, so all of the golf donations and registrations will go a long way to helping us maintain and expand our programs throughout Langley. We'd also like to give a very special thanks to Lindsay Kenney LLP for being our event sponsor, and to Redwoods Golfcourse for once again providing their beautiful course and venue for the entire event. We hope to see everyone again next year!
September is Big Brothers Big Sisters Month
September is Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) Month all across Canada, and thanks to the hard work of our summer students, we have some great videos and images to share on our Facebook and Instagram all month long!
In addition, Mayor Schaffer will be hosting our flag raising ceremony and cake cutting meet & greet with us on September 10th at 11:00am at the Langley City Hall to help bring awareness of our movement to the Langley community.
Want to help us spread the word about BBBS Month? There are four easy options available:
Contact us today to request a Colour It Purple package with all sorts of decorations for your office/space to celebrate BBBS Day on September 18th
Download our email signature to promote BBBS Month and our upcoming events on all of your outgoing emails
Share our Facebook posts, or create your own post about your mentoring experience and use the hashtag #imagineBBBS
We appreciate your support in helping us to celebrate BBBS Month throughout September, and mark your calendar on September 18th to check out Colour It Purple pictures from around the lower mainland.
WestJet Gift Of Flight Raffle Winners
Congratulations to the lucky winners of our WestJet raffle which raised $5,190 for our agency! One of our Big Brothers, Josh O'Keefe (pictured here) won our grand prize of a round-trip flight for two to anywhere that WestJet flies. Chris Martin won our 2nd prize of a golf for four at Redwoods Golfcourse, and Gisele Wiens won our 3rd prize of a $100 gift card to Murrayville Town Pub. We hope everyone has a great time with their winnings and thank you to the prize donors for making this raffle possible!
Sonrise Church Backpacks & BBQ
Sonrise Church once again donated 25 backpacks to children from our community and in-school programs who requested a backpack for the new school year. In addition to this extremely generous donation, they also invited all of the families from our programs to a free BBQ and splash party on August 26th. We genuinely appreciate the support that Sonrise always offers our agency through backpack donations and our annual Christmas party; we wouldn't be able to offer these kinds of perks to families in our programs without their help!
Prospera Cinema Under The Stars
We were so happy to see a great turnout for Prospera's Cinema Under The Stars event on August 30th. The audience enjoyed a showing of The Incredibles and donated $220.00 to our agency through their purchases of refreshments and popcorn. Thank you to everyone who came out to support this event and watch a family-friendly flick!
Otter Co-Op Outdoor Experience Event
We were happy to be able to host an event at the brand new Otter Co-Op Outdoor Experience in Aldergrove for our matches and waitlist families! All of the water-themed activities at the park provided great relief during the August heatwave. Thank you to everyone who attended!
Thank You Katarina & David
Our summer students, Katarina and David, are both on their way back to school in September, which means their time with our agency has ended. While they were here, Katarina and David worked on organizing several events, collecting dozens of references for all of our incoming in-school mentors, working on our social media, and recording and editing several promotional videos for us to use during Big Brothers Big Sisters month. They were a tremendous help to us during the busy summer season, and we wish them the best during their remaining time at school!
This Month's Donations
Thank you to the RDC Group for their generous donation of $2,000, and to the Shoppers Drug Mart Life Foundation for their donation of $5,000. Our agency relies on the financial support of donors as we receive no direct government funding, so every donation means the world to us and the families and volunteers involved in our programs!
On The Horizon
Join us at our Flag Raising Ceremony on September 10th at Langley City Hall. Mayor Ted Schaffer will be raising our flag to recognize Big Brothers Big Sisters month and support our mentoring programs in the Langley community.
Thanks for reading! We'll see you again next month!