We are pleased to announce that, with your help, we surpassed our goal for the first ever All-Star Campaign, raising just over $230,000 in support of mentoring programs for children and youth!

We offer our heartfelt thanks to you and everyone who donated or supported the campaign. Every donation, every tweet, and every conversation in support of mentoring has made a difference.

We want to especially thank Gary Nissen and Qualico for their long-standing commitment to BBBS and mentoring, and for their generous matching donation of $100,000. And to our All-Stars and Community Partners who stepped forward to support the campaign, we cannot thank you enough.

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Our All-stars

We’ve drafted a team of #EveryDayAllStars to help us spread the word about the All-Star Campaign. Professional athletes, Olympians and local all-stars will be sharing their mentoring stories and spreading the word about the power of mentoring.

Watch Bo’s video
Bo Levi Mitchell is the current quarterback for the Calgary Stampeders. In September of 2014, He became the first quarterback in CFL history to win 12 out of his 13 starts and in July of 2014, he tied the CFL record for most consecutive wins to start a career with seven.
Watch Hayley’s video
Hayley Wickenheiser is a Canadian women’s ice hockey player. As an Olympian, she earned a silver medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics and four Olympic gold medals in 2002, 2006, 2010 and most recently at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.
Watch Adam’s video
Adam Thibault is a defensive back for the Calgary Stampeders team of the Canadian Football League. In 2015, Thibault played in 8 games, recording 5 special teams tackles. Adam became a mentor with BBBS Calgary in 2016.
Watch Sean’s Video
Selected by the club in the first round (6th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft, Monahan became the first Flames rookie forward since Jarome Iginla in 1996-97 to score 20 goals in his first year. Since turning pro, he has posted three straight 20+ goal seasons.

All-Star Events & Supporters

We’ve teamed up with All-Star local businesses to collect donations, host events and offer special All-Star deals in August.

  • Bagelino’s The Bagel Co.

    809- 7th Street SW, Calgary, AB

    Enjoy the all new PURPLE BAGEL made in support of All-Star Campaign. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters.

    Bagelino’s has been serving fresh bagels to the Calgary community for the last 22 years. Their artisan bagels are made from scratch, in house every morning, using 100% all natural ingredients.


    Bagelino’s Twitter

    Bagelino’s The Bagel Co.
  • YYC Cycle – Give’r

    Every Friday, YYC Cycle holds a “GIVE’R” class! Not only are these classes held at a discounted drop in rate of $10, but 100% of proceeds will go to Big Brothers Big Sisters! While you sweat it out, you’re also helping to make the world a better place.


    YYC Cycle on Instagram

    YYC Cycle – Give’r
  • Melrose Cafe & Bar

    Purchase a pint of ORIGINAL 16 or ORIGINAL 16 AMBER and $0.25 will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters.

    The Melrose story begins in 1991, when Melrose opened its doors and began serving guests in Calgary’s soon-to-be-trendy 17th Avenue neighborhood. After 20 years of service in the Calgary community, Melrose relocated to the new Cowboys Nightclub inside the Vegas-style Cowboys Casino complex.


    Melose’s Twitter

    Melrose Cafe & Bar
  • Chachi’s Sandwich Bar

    Join us on August 25th for Chachi’s All-Star Day! A portion of proceeds from sandwich sales will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters. Make a donation in August to Big Brothers Big Sisters at any Chachi’s location and add your name to the ALL-STAR WALL!

    At Chachi’s we’re making mall food better. Proud to be a local company, serving locally grown ingredients, and giving back to the great community of Calgary. Oh and not to mention, a darn good sandwich!


    Chachi’s Instagram

    Chachi’s Sandwich Bar
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Mentoring Makes A Difference

Children with mentors are more likely to do well in school, go on to successful careers, live happy, healthy lives, and give back to their communities. In fact, every $1 invested in mentoring by BBBS returns $18 to society.

There are hundreds of children and youth in and around Calgary waiting to be matched with a caring mentor - read some of their stories.

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