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September 2016 Is Mentoring Month


Mentoring-MonthHave you been thinking that mentoring with Big Brothers Big Sisters only includes one-to-one, long-term matches? Think again!

Big Brothers Big Sisters offers a wide range of mentoring opportunities to meet the varied needs of volunteers, children and families.

Serving as role models, our mentors teach by example the importance of giving and giving back, of staying in school, and for having respect for family, peers and community

Each time we pair a child with a mentor or introduce a group of students to a group program, we start something.

Find out more about our various programs by reviewing the links to your left or by contacting your local Big Brothers Big Sisters for more details about which programs are available in your community.

You can also learn more about the process of becoming a volunteer or support our various programs through a financial gift.

Whether it’s in the form of time or money there is no more important investment we as individuals can make than in helping our nation’s children realize – and share – their full potential.

We hope to see you at this year’s 19th Annual Showcase of Homes Tour! Come see what all the fuss is about!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Every Saturday before Thanksgiving weekend, Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Simcoe and our event partners invite you on a self-guided tour of a selection of 5-6 homes in the beautiful Simcoe region that possess a unique charm – each hand-picked by our Board & Fundraising Committee. These homes may be large, small, heritage or new, or simply spectacular in design. Whatever the case, the line-up is sure to be elegant and uniquely decorated – you’re in for a treat! 

To participate in the tour, purchase a Limited Edition Guidebook at the Big Brothers Big Sisters office or at a participating outlet. Simply follow the map provided and show your book at each home you choose to view. The cost is $35 and includes a light catered lunch served at Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons. Each Limited Edition Guidebook features artist renderings and write-ups about each home.

The Showcase of Homes Tour is the signature annual fundraiser supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Simcoe. This highly popular event helps to cover the costs of our child and youth mentoring programs for our Little Brothers and Little Sisters. Our agency does not receive government funding – our range of mentoring services are funded primarily by individual and corporate donations and sponsorships, gaming, grants, fundraisers, and a whole lot of community spirit!

Our goal is to serve more children: to ensure that every child in North Simcoe who needs a mentor has a mentor. Through mentoring, we create friendships that lead to increased self-esteem, behavioral and social improvements, higher educational achievements, new skill sets, and ultimately, broadened horizons. Whether it be recreational, educational, or cultural activities, attending camps, or just having a “feel good” craft day… all children deserve to feel special – and with your help, this will happen.

Date Saturday, October 1, 2016 (9:30am – 4:30pm)
Cost $35 / Limited Edition Guidebook
Includes Luxurious self-guided tour, light catered lunch at Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons, Limited Edition Guidebook
Booklet Outlets**

Your Limited Edition Guidebook can be purchased at the following locations:


Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Simcoe

67 Fourth St. Midland (705) 526-5051

Simply Country

323 King St. Midland (705) 526-7630

Tripp’s Paint & Decorating Shoppe

259 King St. Midland (705) 526-7411

Grounded Coffee Co.

292 King St. Midland (705) 527-5997

Cabin Boy

251 King St. Midland (705) 527-1627


833 King St. Midland (705) 526-9366

Royal Lepage Office

267 King St. Midland (705) 526-9770

Blair Interiors & Window Fashions

305 King Street Midland (705) 526-0500

Lindsay Schultz Kitchens & Cabnietry Ltd

699 Aberdeen Blvd #64, Midland (705) 245-2371

Fresh By Leanne

212 King St., Midland (705) 527-1515


Arbour’s Flower Shoppe

89 Main St. Penetanguishene (705) 549-9119

Beacon Bay Marina

37 Champlain Rd. Penetanguishene (705) 549-2075

** Tickets go on sale soon!

For more information, please call our office at 705-526-5051.


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