After 27 years, we have decided that the time has come to retire our Bowl for Kids Sake event in Calgary. We had a lot of fun with this event over the years, and with the support of generous, community-minded individuals like you, we raised a significant amount of money for our mentoring programs.

From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank you for believing in the power of mentoring; for going out into the community to fundraise on our behalf; and for coming out with your family, friends, and colleagues to bowl for kids. Your support will continue to make a lasting impact on the lives of children and youth who have been matched with caring mentors, thanks to you!

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of the donors, sponsors, partners, and volunteers for all they have contributed in making BFKS such a success; and we want to especially thank Canadian Progress Club Stampede City for supporting this event for over two decades.

We hope that you will continue to show your support for the children and youth we serve, in any way you can. If you are still interested in putting a team together to bowl in support of our mentoring programs, the Bowl For Kids Sake events in Airdrie, Cochrane and Okotoks will continue as planned for this year, and you can register for those events at bbbscalgary.ca/bowl. Or, if you’d like to host your own fundraising event (bowling or otherwise), please contact Kate at kate.middleton@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca and she will be happy to chat with you about that.

Why not make the ultimate impact and become a mentor? We each have what it takes to make a real, lasting difference in the life of a child, by showing up and being a consistent, caring presence – someone to share their challenges and achievements with, to encourage their hopes and dreams, and to open their eyes to a broader world of possibilities. If you are interested in volunteering or know someone who would be a great mentor, visit bbbscalgary.ca/volunteer for more information and to sign up.

We look forward to continuing on this journey with you towards a future where kids have the supportive, consistent relationships they need to become resilient and realize their potential.