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Gift Of Obama Inspiration for a Saskatoon Big Sister


 Saskatoon Big Sister Volunteer Gifted Michelle Obama Experience.

The YXE Benefits Plan team ran a contest on our Facebook Page  recently for a pair of tickets to attend the Michelle Obama event, presented by  The Greater Saskatoon Chamber Of Commerce. The contest had 100’s of entries and it reached nearly 40,000 people in Saskatoon and area. March 20th, the lucky winner was randomly drawn. Priscilla Mah, owner of Floral Acres was contacted with the happy news. She replied the next day thanking us, but that she already had tickets. In that message,  she asked us if we would gift them to someone deserving.

The time line was pretty tight, so we put our heads together to discuss suitable options. During that conversation, one of the core YXE Benefits Plan team members Colton Wiegers of Wiegers Financial and Benefits  suggested that a Big Sister would be a great choice! Being a Big Brother himself, Colton knew the BBBS Saskatoon organization. We all agreed that they would be a great fit and we reached out to them immediately.

If you are not familiar with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saskatoon and Area, they have made a difference in the lives of Saskatoon youth for over 30 years. They are focused on providing a caring adult friend to a child who could benefit from adult companionship and mentorship. 

The Big Sisters mentoring program provides girls and young women with a role model to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with. Through regular outings, a relationship is developed between the mentor and the mentee, which is built on trust and common interests. The result is a life-changing experience for both the mentor and the mentee. Find out more about the BBBS programs here.

Kim Megyesi from BBBS  got back to us and was so excited to be able to reward a Big Sister volunteer with this inspirational gift! See Shawna picking up her tickets at Saskatoon BBBS and at the Michelle Obama event on the evening with her guest Kyra!


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