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Flag raising in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters Awareness Month

Members of the community are asked to ‘Paint the city purple' and raise awareness for the need of mentors and volunteers
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To celebrate National Big Brother Big Sister Awareness month, Guelph’s agency has been “raising the flag” with local supporters and members of the community.

With approximately 137 children waiting to be matched with an adult volunteer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph (BBBSG) is asking all members of the community to "Paint the city purple” and raise awareness for the need of mentors and volunteers.

“We are encouraging everyone to wear purple on Sept. 18 to help spread the word,” said Ashley Maginnis, Fund Development and Communications Coordinator at BBBSG. “BBBSG currently serves over 650 children in the community through a variety of quality mentoring programs, but we can’t do it without our volunteers.”

On Sept. 18 at 11 a.m., Guelph Mayor Cam Guthrie will help raise the agency flag in honour of Big Brother Big Sister month. BBBSG welcomes everyone to join Mayor Guthrie, BBBSG Executive Director Michael Treadgold, and BBBSG President Matt Nelson for the flag-raising ceremony that will take place in front of Guelph City Hall on 1 Carden Street.

As the number of children in need of a mentor continues to grow, BBBSG continues to stress volunteer recruitment as their main focus.

For more information on the agency or to learn more about volunteer opportunities, please contact Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph at (519) 824-5154 or You can also visit the website. Imagine who they will become because of YOU!