2023 Bowl for Kids Sake

Thank You for raising more than $100,000!

We can’t thank all of our fundraisers, donors, volunteers, sponsors and supporters enough – we can’t do what we do without you support.  Check out the BFKS Wrap Up Newsletter for all the news about Bowl for Kids Sake 2023!  We can’t wait to see you next year!!

Your Mission: Raise money to help Island children reach their full potential!

Bowl for Kids Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ premier fun-raising event where people like you get together with friends, family, and co-workers to raise money and have a fun time bowling in support of Big Brother Big Sister mentoring programs on PEI.  Sign up your team today!

Celebrating Potential

One thing we have learned over the last 3 years is that we really are bigger together. This year, we’re celebrating not just the unique potential of the youth in our programs, but potential in all it’s forms on PEI. We’re so excited to be partnering with some great organizations that also help the people they serve reach theirs including:

  • Harbourview Training Centre
  • Inclusions East
  • Reach Foundation

Thanks to amazing sponsors like Township Chevrolet Buick GMC, the beautiful things their clients have made will be prizes for our hardworking fundraisers!

What does raising money during Bowl for Kids Sake accomplish?

Creating a new Big/Little match costs roughly $1200. If everyone on your team raises $150, your team could raise half the cost of a match. Aim for $250 and you could be Matchmakers!  Since money invested in BBBS programs generates an average social return on investment of $18 for every dollar invested, the money you raise will have huge impact in our community!

Impact: When a child has a mentor, the odds they will be emotionally, socially & physically healthy increases dramatically…and when we have healthy young people in our communities, everyone benefits.

The Thank You Event

On Saturday, March 18th and Sunday, March 19th, we will celebrate your fundraising achievements at a fun St Patrick’s Day themed Party in Charlottetown, North Rustico or Summerside which includes:

  • One hour of free bowling (including shoe rentals)
  • Tim Horton Treats
  • St Patrick’s Day theme
  • Great prizes

Everyone who raises $150 (or more), will have a chance to win 2 Economy Class tickets valid for travel to any Air Canada scheduled destination in North America including Hawaii, Mexico & the Caribbean and 4 other Superstar Fundraiser prizes……as well as recognition on the Wall of Fame at the bowling alley!


Charlottetown: The Alley, Murphy’s Pharmacies Community Centre

North Rustico: North Rustico Lions Club Bowling Alley

Summerside: The Lanes, Credit Union Place

Fundraising Prizes

Superstar Fundraiser Prizes

Raise $150 (or more) and you’ll have a chance to win 1 of 5 Superstar Fundraiser prizes including a chance to travel thanks to the Air Canada Foundation. For every extra $50 you raise, you’ll receive another Superstar Fundraiser ballot….the more you raise, the more chances you have to win!

Air Canada Prize: 2 Economy Class tickets valid for travel to any Air Canada scheduled destination in North America including Hawaii, Mexico & the Caribbean – won by Linda Nowlan, Master Packaging

Kitchen Prize (sponsored by Township Chevrolet Buick GMC): 10 piece set of stainless steel Paderno cookware, 13-piece Sabatier Edgekeeper forged knives set with knife block and a Paderno bamboo cutting board ($1200 value) – won by Karen MacMillan, Exit Realty

Groceries, Gas & Goodies: $200 Grocery Store Gift Card, $100 Gas Card & a Belly Bliss Gift Basket from Anne of Green Gables Chocolates – won by St Eleanor’s Lions Club

Outdoor Adventure Prize: 2 BBBSPEI Cooler Bag Stools, a BBBSPEI Trunk Cooler Organizer, a $100 Gas Card, a Northumberland Ferries Pass and a Prince Edward Island National Park Pass – won by Maximus Canada DeltaWare Division

Garden Prize: A Love Shack Birdhouse made by Harbourview Training Centre, $100 Kool Breeze Farm Gift Card, $50 Veseys Seeds Gift Card, and a bag of bird seed – won by Bonnie MacDonald, Master Packaging

Raise & Win Prizes

If you raise $600, you’ll receive a framed Thank You Certificate and either a Set of 3 Wooden Flowers (Inclusions East), a Lighthouse Birdfeeder (Inclusions East) or a Gift Set of 12 Raspberry Cordial Soap (Reach Foundation)  + 9 Superstar Fundraiser Ballots

If you raise $1200, you’ll receive a framed Thank You Certificate and either a Lighthouse Birdhouse (Harbourview Training Centre) or 3 Piece Bird House (Harbourview Training Centre) + 21 Superstar Fundraiser Ballots

Sponsored by: Township Chevrolet Buick GMC, Bell Aliant, Maritime Electric, Maritime Marine Supply, Fedex, BMO, Cavendish Farms, Century 21 Colonial Realty Inc., City of Charlottetown, PEI Mutual Insurance Company, Prince Edward Aqua Farms, Provincial Credit Union, AquaBounty Canada, Ching Brothers & UPEI Student Union


First Prize: FireWorks Feast for 2 at The Inn at Bay Fortune won by Master Packaging

Second Prize: Show & Shine Detailing Package donated by Summerside Toyota – Malpeque Bay Provincial Credit Union

Third Prize: Pressure Washer donated by Kent Building Supplies Summerside – won by Kid Hub

Matchmaker Prize

Every individual and team who raises $1200 (the cost of making a brand new Big/Little match) will have a chance to win a Weber Spirit E-315 3-Burner Propane Gas BBQ from The Charlottetown Home Depot – won by Brown’s Volkswagen


Top Individual Fundraiser: $500 Travel credit donated by VIA Rail Canada – won by Linda Nowlan, Master Packaging

Second Place Individual Fundraiser: Heirloom quality, end-grain butcher block donated by Winter River Wood Customs & a Wooden Planter from Inclusions East (valued at $350) – Bonnie MacDonald, Master Packing

Third Place Individual Fundraiser: 2 Tickets to any 2023 Charlottetown Festival Show donated by Confederation Centre of the Arts – David Ford, Dave’s Dynamos

Online Fundraising

Top Online Fundraiser: a Delta Prince Edward Staycation that includes a 2 Night Stay in a Waterview Guestroom, with parking and a $50 Water’s Edge Gift Card (valued at $800) – won by Linda Nowlan, Master Packaging

Other Prizes


Team Captain Thank-you Draw: Dinner for 4 in the Taproom (4 pizzas & 4 pints) donated by Upstreet Craft Brewery – won by Ben Coles, Carr, Stevenson & MacKay Law

Beat the Deadline: Get your team sheet in by March 3 & you could win a Northumberland Ferries Pass, a BBBSPEI Trunk Cooler Organizer & BBBSPEI blanket – won by Cathy Campbell, Community Connections

Open to Win: Get your answer in by February 17th (see bottom of Captain Sheet) & you could win a $100 Budley’s Restaurant Gift Card – won by Lillian Gauthier, QEH Clean Sweeps

Volunteer Prize

Event volunteers will be entered into a draw for a BBBSPEI Trunk Cooler Organizer & BBBSPEI Picnic Blanket – won by Nancy Hood


Best Team Name: Sweet treats – won by Spring Valley Building Supplies

Runner Up: $25 Atlantic Superstore Charlottetown Gift Card – won by Cheryl Ramsay & Friends

Best Team Costume: burn brick of Maritime Madness Hot Sauces – won by Peter Gallant & Friends

Runner Up: $50 Owls Hollow Gift Card – won by Hernewood School/CUPE Leprechauns

Best Individual Costumes (hourly at each location): Beautiful bars of soap made by the Reach Foundation

Fundraising Resources

DYK? It doesn’t matter how you and your teammates raise money, it all counts towards your fundraising totals for Raise & Win, Individual and Team Fundraising Prize.  So have a bake sale, collect some pledges, sell raffle tickets and raise money on-line, get an internal competition going…..whatever will be the best team building experience for you!

Raffle Tickets

If you don’t like asking people for money, you can sell Raffle Tickets. RaffleKieran holding raffle tickets tickets come in books of 10 and they cost $5 each or 3 for $10. Prizes include:

First Prize: Custom-made Beach Cooker created by the Holland College Georgetown Welding Class ($800 value) – won by Sister Emily Walsh

Second Prize: Handmade Quilt donated by an anonymous Master Quilter ($450 value) – won by Gerald O’Meara

Third Prize: Handcrafted Backyard Bench made by Harbourview Training Centre, sponsored by Budley’s Restaurant ($200 value) – won by Katie Dowling

Here are some more resources to help you with your individual and team fundraising.

Best Friend Sponsors

Air Canada

MBS Radio (CFCY, Max 93 & Spud FM)

Township Chevrolet Buick GMC

Great Big Friend Sponsors

Big Friend Sponsors

Stingray (Hot 105.5 & Ocean 100)

Bell Aliant

Maritime Electric

Maritime Marine Supply

Murphy’s Pharmacies

Tim Hortons

Friend Sponsors


Cavendish Farms

Century 21 Colonial Realty Inc.

City of Charlottetown

Delta Prince Edward Island


Holland College Georgetown Welding Class

Murphy’s Pharmacies Community Centre

North Rustico Lions Club Bowling Alley

PEI Mutual Insurance Company

Prince Edward Aqua Farms

Provincial Credit Union

Saltwire Media (Journal Pioneer & The Guardian)

The Alley

The Lanes at Credit Union Place

The Charlottetown Home Depot

The Inn at Bay Fortune

VIA Rail Canada

Prize Sponsors

Air Canada Foundation

Anne of Green Gables Chocolates

AquaBounty Canada

Atlantic Superstore Charlottetown

Budley’s Restaurant

Ching Brothers

Confederation Centre of the Arts

Delta Hotels by Marriott Prince Edward Island

Holland College Georgetown Campus

Inclusions East

Kent Building Supplies Summerside

Maritime Madness

Northumberland Ferries

Owls Hollow

Summerside Toyota

The Charlottetown Home Depot

The Inn at Bay Fortune

UPEI Student Union

Upstreet Craft Brewery

Via Rail

Winter River Wood Customs


The staff & management of the three bowling alleys for all of their help before & during the event:

North Rustico Lions Clubs Bowling Alley

The Alley, Murphy’s Pharmacies Community Centre

The Lanes at Credit Union Place


Call: 902-569-5437(KIDS) or Toll-free 1-877-411-3729

Email: info@bbbspei.ca

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