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Yellowknife, NWT - The Best Buddies Program at Ecole Saint Patrick High School now has an extra $5,000.00 to spend on its students.
The Windsor Star
Local chapter receives award from MP Jean Rousseau
New clubs, sports and fundraising at the forefront
Truro Daily News
Program pairs students and peers with intellectual disabilities
Argyle secondary Best Buddies chapter members Cara McGuire, Behdad Mahichi, Tanya Salih, Hayden Ewing and Jesse Turnbull celebrate the more than 940 pledges, posted on the bulletin board behind them, representing those in the school community who've committed to stop using the R-word
To celebrate Best Buddies month, the University of Guelph Best Buddies chapter decided to give back to their community be donation clothes “All of our buddies brought in new t-shirts and sweaters to donate to St. Joseph’s Healthcare Centre and to the homeless people of Guelph,” explained chapter president Yasmin Kazemi.
Nadia George opens her door, her family and her heart as a Best Buddy, a mentor for a student with special needs. After graduating from Georgian College’s social services worker program, the 30-year-old mother of two pre-teens began studying social work at Laurentian University’s Georgian College site and joined the Best Buddies chapter. “It’s about having the right to socialize & be part of your community," said George.
On April 10, “Best Buddies Dawson” sold tickets around the school for a raffle in order to raise money for activities between the students and their buddies. "It was a great turnout,” said Stephanie Blanchette, chapter co-president. "We are definitely happy."
Abby Emdin, a co-president from Best Buddies' chapter at Nicholson Catholic College is a super volunteer! TD recently recognized her work with a $70,000 scholarship. "The scholarship is going to allow me to focus on my studying, and on promoting World Without Worms, Best Buddies, and the causes that are important to me" said Emdin.
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Best Buddies provides all participants with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make a new friend. We have chapters in every province of Canada.
There are several ways that you can help Best Buddies Canada enhance our communities through one-to-one friendships between people with intellectual disabilities and students.