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"It's given me some of the happiest times of my life"

Best Buddies participant speaks about program at Fredericton's 2012 Read All About It event.

Similarities, not differences, are what counts for Best Buddies in Cambridge

The Best Buddies chapter at Jacob Hespeler Secondary School in Cambridge hsa been going strong for more than five years. It was in the spotlight for the amazing friendships it is creating, and the barriers it is breaking down. “I made a new friend, which is amazing … and I learned everyone needs to have someone there for them,” Jessica Lyle, a student volunteer said. “Now we both have that.”

Best Buddies making a difference in Montreal

Best Buddies is growing in the Montreal area, and the chapter at Pierrefonds Comprehensive school was highlighted in two newspapers, for the difference it is making in the school environment. "It takes away any worries I may have while she's at school," said one parents regarding her daughter. "This program allows her to have a big sister. It's been great."

Best Buddies gets an early holiday gift from TELUS Inclusion program gets $15,000 grant to build friendships

Best Buddies Canada will have an extra festive holiday this year, thanks to a donation from TELUS Vancouver Community Board. The company donated a $15,000 grant to the national volunteer program, money that will be used to help strengthen the program in the Vancouver area and across the country.

Saunders Buddy Pair selected as Prom King and Queen

Scott Mitchell and Valerie Nyhout were elected as Saunders Secondary School's Prom King and Queen. To thank the school the pair baked 400 cupcakes for people at the school. "Everyone knows Scott and Val and they know everyone so well. They're so much fun to be around. They deserved it for sure" said Katie Murray, Scott's buddy.

Student a strong leader in his community, and on the soccer pitch

Branden Domm is a member of the Southwood Secondary School Best Buddies chapter, and a star soccer player. He won the Tim Walker Award, for the Waterloo County soccer player who is an exemplary citizen of his school and displayed skill, dedication and sportsmanship.

Focusing on the program in BC's interior

"There are no disabilities between people when everyone is having fun" says Jason Hewlett in his article about the Best Buddies program in Kamloops.

Best Buddies expanding in Winnipeg

Cody Calcutt and Scott Beattie hang out together, play video games, watch movies and go bowling. What the pair does is really no different from what thousands of Canadian teens do on a daily basis across the country.They're best buddies. And it's thanks to Best Buddies. The Sturgeon Heights Collegiate was the focus of an article in the Winnipeg Free Press.

Best Buddies volunteer recognized for work toward inclusion

Becky Alves, Chapter President at Ingersoll DCI is involved in numerous programs and activities to promote inclusion, including her own blog, and is being recognized for her work.

Coverage for the McGill University chapter

Leela Purie-Fawcett, Program Coordinator for Best Buddies’ 15 Quebec chapters and a McGill Masters student in inclusive education, sat down with Neale McDevitt to talk about the Best Buddies program, and the chapter at McGill University.

Mike Weir speaks on running and the Audi Best Buddies Challenge

The first Audi Best Buddies Challenge was October 24th, 2010. Included in the guests and participants was championship golfer Mike Weir. Weir appeared on the cover of the November issue of iRun magazine, sporting a cap for the event. The issue also features an interview with Weir. Did you know the Audi Best Buddies Challenge was his first race?

Celebrating Inclusion in Regina

Best Buddies Canada Executive Director, Steven Pinnock, was in Regina for a Celebration of Inclusion on Friday, November 5th, hosted by Regina and Association for Community Living.

Finding the perfect pumpkin with Michael A. Riffel

To celebrate Hallowe'en, the Best Buddies chapter at Michael A Riffel HS in Regina visited Pumpkin Hollow to find the perfect pumpkin to make into the scariest Jack-o-lanterns. The Regina Leader-Post was there as well.

Comox Valley pair earn best buddy honours

Each year, Best Buddies honours on buddy pair at the annual Gala, with the "Spirit of Friendship Award". The 2010 recepients were Matti Jeffreys and Nathaniel Vossen from the North Island College chapter in Comox Valley, British Columbia.

Driving toward a more inclusive community Queensway Audi donates big to Best Buddies

On the heels of Audi Canada’s announcement of renewed support for the Best Buddies program, Queensway Audi dealer has collected $1,000 from its staff and customers, and has come on as a $5,000 Bronze Sponsor for the Audi Best Buddies Challenge.

Audi Canada recognized for support of Best Buddies.

Audi Canada is the lead sponsor for the Audi Best Buddies Challenge, Toronto, an exciting 10K running event. The Globe and Mail highlighted a few automotive companies supporting charities, including Audi.

Best Buddies volunteer aces senior year.

Best Buddies volunteers are phenomenal, in so many ways! On top of volunteering with the program at her school, Brianna Smrke achieved perfect marks in her eight courses during her final year at Michael Power/St. Joseph High School.

Honouring a friend taken too soon.

Students at the Leo Hayes High School are honouring the memory of one of their members in a very special way, by offering a memorial scholarship to a graduating member of the Best Buddies program.

Building better friendships - Versa Construction donated $5,000 to chapter

The Best Buddies chapter at St. Jean de Brebeuf received a great $5,000 donation from the parents of a chapter participant. The chapter held a part to thank the donors, and celebrate.

The Life Changers - Best Buddies coverage in Ottawa Citizen

Best Buddies chapters in Ottawa recently held a regional dance. While there, the Ottawa Citizen's Chris Seto spoke to members from the Gloucester High School chapter. Check out the great story.

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