Written by Laura Kingston
I have been matched with Kylie for 19 months and the time certainly has gone by quickly. We spend about 3 to 4 hours together each week. I know she looks forward to our time doing fun things and also getting to know each other better. I also look forward to spending time with her, she is easy to get along with and loves to help others. She is eager to help in any way she can and likes to volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters events.
We spend our time at the library, we go swimming, play baseball, go bowling and go to the movies. These events also include walking around town so we get a lot of exercise. Other events include time doing crafts and baking cupcakes. A couple of times a year we do special events - we visited Canada's Wonderland and a live theatre production of Annie in Toronto. (She is looking forward to another Toronto trip!)
I know as the mentor I have a responsibility to help her build skills she needs as she develops and matures. On her part, she is helping to keep me physically active and mentally alert. Sometimes it's hard to keep up with her energy, but l keep going, she is worth it!
If you're interested in learning more information about our mentoring programs, please call Cheryl Holmes at 905-985-3733 ext 2.