Big Sisters Spring Social in Vancouver

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Every Spring at Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland (“Big Sisters BCLM”), they celebrate the impact mentorship has on inspiring the youth in our community to achieve more. This year the celebration is taking shape in the form of their new Spring Social event with networking, speakers, raffle and more.

Big Sisters Spring Social 2022

Big Sisters Spring Social

  • When: Wednesday, June 22, 2022 4:30pm to 7:00pm
  • Where: Joey Bentall One (507 Burrard St, Vancouver)
  • Tickets: Available online now for $150

The featured Spring Social speaker is Amelia Warren, CEO of Epicure, a direct-selling company that is dedicated to bettering the lives of families through healthy meal solutions that go from raw-to-ready in 20 minutes or less. She is the founder of the Good Food. Real Fast.™ Movement, and is on a mission to give every person the knowledge, skills, and tools to cook and eat well for a lifetime of good health.

Mentoring Matters

With social pressures at an all-time high and the world reeling from the long term impacts of the global pandemic, kids in our community need positive, caring role models now more than ever. Big Sisters BCLM is doing its most important work right now. Their youth are among the hardest hit by the social, financial and educational impacts of the pandemic with many coming from low-income and immigrant families. A positive mentoring relationship gives these youth a chance to realize their full potential despite the adversities they face.

  • 82% of parents said they believe their child feels better about themselves and is more confident since being involved with Big Sisters.
  • 96% of adults who had a mentor as a child say they are happy and 92% feel confident.
  • Children who are mentored are 2X less likely to be depressed and 3X less likely to have social anxiety.
  • Children with a Big Sister are 4X less likely to bully than those without a mentor.

This relationship helps build resilience so youth can face challenges today and in the future, ensuring that all have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Big Sisters BCLM provides supportive mentoring relationships to children who may be facing challenges like bullying, isolation, poverty, abuse, social anxiety, low self-esteem, and more. Follow on Facebook for the latest news from the organization and consider a donation if you cannot attend this event.

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