Annual Children’s Christmas Party

On December 14th Big Brothers Big Sisters, along with the Kiwanis Club of Orillia, hosted the annual BBBS Children’s Christmas party at St. Paul’s Centre! The children and guests were treated to crafts, Christmas dinner and a visit with none other thanSanta! A big Thank You to the Kiwanis Club of Orillia who not only sponsored the […]

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All proceeds from this weekend’s Man Cave event to go directly to charity

  Fifty years ago, men often hid all their ‘treasures’ in a box tucked in a corner of their garage or sometimes even a barn. But times have changed, and now, more and more men have specific rooms or other areas of their homes dedicated to showing off their collectibles, toys and stuff. On Saturday, […]

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Big Brothers pins down support

Hearing a girl declare she’s happiest during the hour she spends with her mentor is one of the reasons Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) does what it does. “As much as it’s just one hour, it’s time for them to be themselves and know that the mentor is there just for them and they don’t […]

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Orillia’s Big Brothers Big Sisters Celebrates A Half Century

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orillia and District are looking back at the agency’s first 50 years with fondness. But even as the organization celebrates half-a-century of mentoring local youth, executive director James Maxwell is working to ensure the future is bright for local youths without an older male or female presence at home. “We […]

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Lakehead University recognized for work with Big Brothers Big Sisters

A partnership between Lakehead University’s Orillia campus and Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Orillia and District has resulted in the university receiving a national award — the Scholastic Partnership Award — from the BBBS national organization. The award is a distinction presented annually to one school, school board and university or college that has […]

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