Rolling with the punches

When it comes to fundraising amid a worldwide health pandemic, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County decided to just “roll” with it. The agency’s major fundraiser, Bowl for Kids Sake, had been scheduled for early April but had to be cancelled due to COVID-19 and the public health measures that were put in place...

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COVID-19 makes ‘Big’ hit to non-profit

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County is among the non-profits that have been hard hit by the COVID-19 virus. Not only are its mentoring programs suspended due to schools being out for at least an extra couple of weeks after March Break, and programs being suspended due to public health protocols of social distancing,...

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Bowl kickoff

To help Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County celebrate its 40th year, Ann and AJ from Mix94.1 were on hand this morning at the MacGregor Street office where the Bowl for Kids Sake Kick-Off event is taking place all morning long. Team captains and the community are invited to drop in to the New...

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Tiaras and Ties to mark BIG 40th celebration

For Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County, 40 years does not seem that long. This year, they are celebrating their 40th anniversary of serving children and youth through mentoring programs and are kicking off the year of celebration with their signature event, Bowl for Kids Sake. Margie Grant-Walsh, executive director says, “For an event...

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Bowl for kids strikes up $53,000

It was a rocking good time at this year’s Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kid’s Sake with the organization managing to raise more than $53,000 to help county youth. With a rock and roll theme, the Heather Lanes bowling alley was packed with rock stars of all kinds having a good time and out...

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Rockin’ and bowlin’

From left: Mary Francis Galvin, left, project co-ordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County, accepts a donation from Devon Chisholm on Tuesday at Heather Bowling Lanes during a special bowling and donation challenge featuring East Coast FM’s Ann MacGregor and Alex Theriault leading to the Rock n’ Bowl and Bowl for Kids Sake...

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Bowl for kids a hit again

NEW GLASGOW — A day of fun, laughter and fundraising celebrated Canada during the 37 annual Pictou County Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids event. The long-standing event managed to raise approximately $46,000 for the organization to help them match up children with adults as mentors. “It went very very well,” said Margie Grant-Walsh,...

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Agency finds alternate way to hold annual Wii challenge

Serving children is what Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County does best and including them in their major fundraiser Bowl for Kids Sake is important. This year, however, has proved to be somewhat of a challenge. The agency’s main student event, a Wii Bowling Challenge that usually happens in the elementary and middle schools,...

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Bowl for Kids kick-off breakfast

It was pancakes and sausage for a full house at the Nova Scotia Community, Pictou Campus, this morning! Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County held their annual free pancake breakfast to kick off the annual Bowl for Kids Sake event, coming up on April 8. Honorary chair, New Glasgow Mayor Nancy Dicks, offered words...

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