Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland (“Big Sisters BCLM”) is celebrating the power of mentorship at their annual Spring Lunch fundraiser presented by Scotiabank. Held on Friday, June 7th at the Fairmont Pacific Rim, the event helps raise necessary funding for the Big Sisters mentoring programs.
It’s a tough world for kids. 1 in 10 children in the Lower Mainland don’t feel that they have an adult in their lives they can count on. “Mentorship is a proven and long lasting solution,” said Hanne Madsen, Executive Director for Big Sisters BCLM. “Research shows that adults who had a mentor as a child are two times less likely to be depressed and three times less likely to have social anxiety. Plus, children who have a positive mentor are less likely to engage in destructive behaviour such as bullying, fighting, binge drinking, drug use, and dropping out of school.”
Big Sisters mentoring programs reached 767 girls in the Lower Mainland last year.
This year, the Big Sisters BCLM Spring Lunch keynote address will be delivered by Susannah Pierce, External Relations Director of LNG Canada. Susannah will discuss the important role mentorship has played in her professional and personal life.
Join over 200 business and community leaders on June 7th from 11:00am to 2:00pm at the Fairmont Pacific Rim and help vulnerable youth in the Lower Mainland reach their full potential. Tickets are still available here »