Bigs & Littles Events
G Day Welcoming Girls into Adolescence
G Day features a diverse lineup of workshops for both girls and adults. Girls connect with themselves and each other through movement, art, meditation, and inspiring presentations on leadership, sisterhood, loving your body, and more. Adults learn strategies for communicating with adolescents, balancing stress in family life, and promoting self-esteem in adolescent girls.
Sunday, October 14th, 2018
PC Cooking School
Royal Ontario Museum Spiders: Fear and Fascination
Ignite your curiosity. Conquer your fears. Visit the ROM for a day of fun, fascination, and fear! Admission includes general Museum entrance and access to the special Spiders: Fear and Fascination exhibit.
Saturday, October 27th, 2018
Believe Initiative with Olympian Sarah Wells
Founded by Olympian Sarah Wells, the Believe initiative is a movement dedicated to driving success and confidence in youth by teaching the importance of being resilient and the power of believing in yourself. The program challenges young people to make choices NOT sacrifices, relentlessly pursue past obstacles, and of course believe!
This Initiative involves a Train the Trainer day for BIGS to empower their Littles and believe in themselves, followed by a Believe Summit with Sarah Wells where you and your Little will decide on a Passion Project to work on for the following 5 weeks. The Inspiration Fair is a chance for you and your Little to present their Passion Project to everyone else.
Please Note: This is a multi-day event.
Thursday, November 1st
Saturday, November 3rd
Saturday, December 8th
Mary Poppins at the Young People’s Theatre
Jane and Michael’s father insists upon precision and order in their household. But when the children write their own advertisement for a nanny their dreams are answered with the practically-perfect Mary Poppins! The entire Banks Family learns a great deal about each other through Mary who has the uncanny ability to turn everything upside down and, miraculously, just right. The beloved musical arrives just in time for the holiday season. It’s a jolly holiday with Mary!
Date: Saturday, November 17th, 2018
Time: 2:30 pm start time (show run time is 90 minutes)
Venue: Young People’s Theatre, 165 Front Street East, Toronto
The Slaight Family Foundation supported 1,867 Bigs and Littles for 23 unique cultural, recreational and artistic events in 2017. Without their sponsorship, the opportunity to experience live theatre, hear the TSO symphony, spend a day at the Zoo, and take part in many hands-on activities would not have been possible.
These events have given the children and youth we serve the opportunity to thrive and expand their horizons. For most of them this is the only chance they have to partake in unique artistic and cultural experiences. These transformative moments also strengthen a match’s relationship creating stronger bonds through shared experiences.
We are deeply grateful for the continued generosity of The Slaight Family Foundation and look forward to creating many more exciting moments for our Bigs and Littles in 2018.