The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Weyburn will host their annual general meeting on Wednesday, January 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Anyone can attend the meeting, which will be held at the new office for Big Brothers Big Sisters in the basement of the Metro Centre on Third Street.
The organization will be voting for its 12-member board during the business portion of the meeting. With a few spots available, interested residents should contact Sharla Sept, executive director, for additional information on becoming a board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters.
The first big event of the year for Big Brothers Big Sisters will be their “Curl For Kids Sake” at the Weyburn Curling Rink in March. Teams, sponsors and volunteers interested in helping support this event can contact Sept.
Big Brothers Big Sisters facilitates life-changing relationships that inspire and empower children and youth to reach their potential, both as individuals and citizens. They offers a wide range of mentoring opportunities to meet the varied needs of volunteers, children and families.
One of the successful programs is the Rec Mentoring, which is a sports-based program that runs only two hours a month.
The Big Brothers and Big Sisters Mentoring program usually requires two regularly scheduled outings a month of several hours each and a minimum one-year commitment.
There is also the In-School Mentoring program, which provides children with a role model and a friend to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with, within school grounds.
For one hour a week, mentors meet with their mentee and engage in activities such as board games, crafts or just hanging out in the playground.