New face on board at Rimbey Big Brothers

Big Brothers and Big Sisters in Rimbey has a new face on board.

Big Brothers and Big Sisters in Rimbey has a new face on board.

Annette Peck, a longtime elementary and high school teacher in Rimbey, has made the transition to becoming the new caseworker and fundraising co-ordinator for Big Brothers and Big Sisters.

Peck, whose commitment toward helping youngsters be the best they can be involved being in the classroom for so many years, will now focus on working with children in a different capacity.

As caseworker for Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Peck will be responsible for matching youngsters with suitable adults.

In school mentors meet with their Little Brother or Little Sister for an hour a week. Activities may involve playing games, reading, going to the gym or simply spending time together.

Traditional mentors spend time outside of school and for longer periods of time.

Peck said more volunteers are always needed and training and support is offered.

As the fundraising co-ordinator, Peck ensure the program receives exposure in the community and also helps co-ordinate fundraising events.

Being on board with Big Brothers and Big Sisters is rewarding and enjoyable, said Peck.

“I really love it,” she said. “It is a great program and I am enjoying my new position very much.”

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