Volunteer mentor Tyler Carr (Back) has been partnered with four local boys as part of the new newly launched Big Bunch

Big Bunch meets for first time

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley launch new program in Mission.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley introduced its new Big Bunch program to the Mission area last weekend to assist a growing need.

“The purpose of the Big Bunch program is to address the needs of the boys on our wait list for a Big Brother, who can typically wait years for a mentor to come along,” said mentoring coordinator Cassie Silva.

This six-month Big Bunch pilot program is partially funded by Mission Community Foundation and will partner four local boys with volunteer mentor Tyler Carr. 

Carr is the director of local organization Empowered Living Services, whose vision is to provide skill development, community inclusion, employment and goal setting services for all ages and abilities.

“I am as busy as the next guy,” Carr said, “but when I learned of the growing need in the Mission community for male mentors I decided I needed up to step up and do my part to give back.”  There are currently eight boys and girls on the Mission wait list and some have been waiting over two years.  Carr encourages other Mission residents to get involved and step up like he did to make a difference in the life of a boy or girl seeking another healthy adult role model.

For more information on Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley, visit mentoringworks.ca or call 604-820-3337.

Just Posted

UPDATE: Man in mid-20s killed in targeted shooting in Abbotsford

Location of shooting the same as where innocent bystander Ping Shun Ao killed in 2015

Fraser Health asking taxpayers for millions more in health care capital funding

Health authority wants Fraser Valley taxpayers to triple annual contribution to $5.75 million

Downtown Mission: Ready to revitalize

With the bidding process underway, construction could start by mid-March

‘Compassion club’ operator loses bid to have pot-trafficking charges thrown out

Bob Woolsey of Mission argues that laws were not valid at the time of alleged offences

Location eyed for possible collector well

New estimate puts price tag of new water source at $81 million

B.C. cougar kitten rescued after mother struck by vehicle

Conservation Officers find home for young kitten found dehydrated and frostbitten near Williams Lake

Giants fall in six-round shootout

Visiting Victoria squad beats Vancouver 4-3 at Langley Events Centre

World’s fastest log car made in B.C. sells for $350,000 US

Cedar Rocket auctioned off three times at Barrett-Jackson Co., netting $350,000 US for veterans

Bad timing: Shutdown spoils Trump’s one-year festivities

Trump spends day trying to hash out a deal with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer

RCMP nail sex toy thief

Shop owner plays a role in arrest

Ice-cream-eating bear draws controversy

An Alberta Wildlife Park posted a video this week of one of their bears going through a Dairy Queen drive-through

Police arrest pair after ‘high-risk vehicle takedown’

Vancouver police say replica handgun found in alleged suspects’ vehicle

Fernie, RCMP go to court over city log books in fatal ammonia leak probe

Log books center stage in clashing of investigations between the city and RCMP

B.C.’s biggest pot plant planned for Oliver

Co-founder Tony Holler said the 700,000 sq. ft. facility would produce 100,000 kg of pot per year

Most Read