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Posted: October 3, 2013

A stone’s throw away from changing a life

Local businesses and residents are being asked to throw a few rocks down the ice to raise money in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mentoring programs for children and youth in our community.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cranbrook is hosting its first Curl for Kids Sake, their most important fund raising event of the year taking place November 1 & 2, at the Cranbrook Curling Centre.

This year’s Curl for Kids Sake fund raising target is $20,000, and Big Brothers Big Sisters is counting on the campaign to finance more than 20% per cent of the agency’s youth mentoring services in 2013/2014.

“Support through donations makes all of our youth mentoring programs possible, and the need has never been greater,” says Dana Osiowy, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cranbrook.

“More than 15 local children and youth are currently on waiting lists for a Big Brother or Big Sister. This campaign offers the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of local kids simply by forming a curling team and collecting pledges. Not only is Curl for Kids Sake a meaningful way to directly help kids, it’s also great fun.”

All it takes is a team of four, a pledge form and an outfit from your favorite decade. Also this year, the event is a celebration of Big Brothers Big Sisters 100th Anniversary.

The Curl for Kids Sake campaign is dedicated to driving local funds towards local kids in need of a mentoring relationship.

The funds are used exclusively to support children and youth mentoring programs, match ‘Bigs’ with ‘Littles,’ maintain existing relationships, recruit new Bigs and form new matches. Donations ultimately strengthen the community by helping children and youth to learn, grow and succeed.

Businesses and residents can get full details and find out how to participate or donate by calling 250-489-3111, or visit to register a team!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cranbrook

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