NEW GLASGOW, N.S. – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County is getting ready to greet everyone dressed in their PJs.
This may appear a bit strange but not with a theme of Pajamas and Pins, as they prepare for their 39th annual Bowl for Kids Sake Campaign which features a pajama party.
Pictou Landing First Nation Chief Andrea Paul has been chosen as this year’s honourary chairperson of the campaign.
“Bowl For Kids Sake is important because it creates an ability to develop and roll out programs that benefit the community as a whole,” Paul said. “When we are able to support our children through mentors, school programs or community led programs, everyone wins. I am excited to be a part of Bowl for Kids Sake because I know that through my part in volunteering, it will have significant positive impacts to the community as a whole.”
Bowl For Kids Sake is a major fundraiser held across Canada supporting Big Brother Big Sister agencies. Pledges are collected and individuals, businesses, families and organizations bowl during the campaign. Margie Grant-Walsh, executive director of the local organization, says they are honoured to have Paul join this year to promote the event.
“She combines her passion for kids and community, is well respected by all and understands that working together can create a stronger community through such essential programs and services.”
A free pancake and sausage breakfast will take place on Friday, Feb. 8 from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Nova Scotia Community College to kick off the event.
“Dave Freckelton, Giles Godin, staff and students have been very gracious over the years to host this event, it is just a great way to jump start the campaign,” Grant-Walsh said. “This is when we distribute our bowl packages and with a Pajamas and Pins theme this year, the event itself should be quite fun. With a goal of $58,000 we are really hoping for everyone’s support.”
Participants and donors are encouraged to visit their website www.bowlforkidssake.ca to register to bowl, set up a team, or donate to a bowler or just make a straight contribution. Receipts are generated instantly; credit cards can be used, and you can see the pledges climbing as donations roll in. For more information call 902-752-6260.