Across the country, September is celebrated as Big Brothers Big Sisters month, and there is a lot to be excited about.

Saskatchewan’s Conexus Credit Union has announced that it will be making a very generous contribution to Saskatchewan’s Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS), and Weyburn will be one of the communities that will benefit from the donation.

In addition, combined sponsorship from the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Saskatchewan Roughrider Foundation, and Crescent Point Energy is providing tickets to all the BBBS agencies in the province, allowing youth to attend the games and there’s more! At the Saskatchewan Roughrider games, youth will have a chance to meet BBBS Saskatchewan Roughrider Player Ambassadors, Derrick Moncrief, and Josiah St. John.

Discover Weyburn reached out to Amy Noureldin, Director of Development and Communications for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Regina and Area, and Weyburn and Moose Jaw for more details. 

“We’re super pumped to share the news that the Conexus Credit Union as a whole, has made a very generous investment into youth mentoring in the province of Saskatchewan, the five parent agencies and the 17 communities that we serve, Weyburn being one of them is receiving $195,000 over the next three years to make 100 mentoring matches across the province,” explained Noureldin. “It costs money to recruit volunteers, our number one priority is the safety of our kids, we do intensive screening and training of our volunteers and of our families and throughout the life of the match we are supporting and monitoring it.” 

Right now, BBBS of Saskatchewan has the Big Getaway Raffle happening, only 500 tickets are sold to win a round-trip flight for two anywhere West Jet flies, to grab your ticket call (306)540-6975, and the winner will be announced at the Annual General Meeting on September 27th in Regina.  

Weyburn’s BBBS agency continues to look for in-school mentors. 

“We have a great partnership with the Comprehensive High School and Legacy Park Elementary School.  This program is sponsored by the Young Fellows of Weyburn, it’s one hour once a week for either grade 11 or grade 12 students or adults who have the time to spend an hour with a really cool kid, let us know, (306)842-4050,” said Noureldin. 

You can follow BBBS of Weyburn on its Facebook page here