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Blue Bomber Thomas Miles is a new Honorary Spokesperson for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winnipeg, And Issues Challenge to Volunteer

After three seasons with the Toronto Argonauts, home-grown athlete and new linebacker for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Thomas Miles is happy to be home in Winnipeg, and eager to make a difference. Miles immediately signed up to be a volunteer mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winnipeg. Now he wants to do more to help.

“There are over 100 kids waiting for a Big Brother or Big Sister here in Winnipeg. I’m looking forward to using my role as honorary spokesperson to encourage others to sign up; none of these kids should need to wait – so I’m asking my fellow Winnipeggers to set aside a few hours per week, and become a mentor.”

Greg Unger, Executive Director with Big Brother Big Sisters of Winnipeg says Miles is living proof that we can all find the time, and we can use that time to make a difference.

“Thomas is very busy. He’s dealing with the rigors of training for his professional football career. He’s also pursuing his MBA, and is doing a lot of volunteering in the community”, says Unger. “But he’s committed to being a mentor with our organization. I’m really looking forward to working with Thomas and receiving lots of new volunteer applications.”

Miles believes we can all find a way to contribute. “Mentors and role models are critical for kids and young adults. I’ve been fortunate to have strong, loving people surrounding me throughout my life, and their support has facilitated my growth as a football player, student, and person. It’s important to have someone believe in you. I’m the person I am today because of them.” says Miles. “I’m excited to develop a strong bond with my Little Brother, and be a positive role model for him.”

If you're ready to be a mentor, click on the volunteer tab at the top of the page, and begin with the online orientation.


Our time at 765 Portage Avenue is no more. As of Friday, March 31st, 2017 we will no longer be located at that address.

Our new home is almost ready! And we're really excited to move in and show you around. We're just waiting for the finishing touches to be put in place so we can settle in.

In the meantime, our staff are still hard at work, and available by phone or email for you.

Click here to find contact information for all of our staff.

The BIG Social

On Friday, July 21 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winnipeg will be holding our first ever BIG Social at the TYC Event Centre. We're putting a spin on the traditional Manitoba social with BIGGER and better prizes, BIG games and more! All proceeds for the event will go towards our youth mentoring programs.

Tickets are on sale for $15. Call Danielle at (204) 988-8663 to get yours today! Tickets are also available for purchase at Teeyah's, located at 166 Hargrave Street. Teeyah's is open 11am to 5pm 7 days a week.

For more information about event sponsorship opportunities, contact the number above or email bigbrothersbigsisters.ca or contact Matt Di Ubaldo, Manager of Development & Marketing, by phone at (204) 988-9215 or by email at bigbrothersbigsisters.ca.

Thank You

Thank you to our sponsors and supporters! We truly could not make The BIG Social a success without your wonderful generosity.

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Witnessing the transformation of a child into a confident young person is a remarkable thing. 

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