The Big Little Challenge – March 8th to 28th

We can’t thank our fundraisers, sponsors and donors enough – The Big Little Challenge raised $53,419.30 and our teams completed a total of 420 Challenges!
Thanks for taking a chance on a brand new fundraiser and making it such a huge success!!


What is The Big Little Challenge?

We can’t hold Bowl for Kids Sake safely this year, but we didn’t want to lose the things we love – community spirit, chance to have fun….and of course fundraising for a great cause!

For 3 weeks in March, teams across PEI can have fun together while fundraising and completing 21 themed challenges which promote Mental Health & Well-Being, Life-Long Learning, and Community Involvement – outcomes of our mentoring programs.

Since Covid-19 has affected everyone in our community, we are going to focus on team fundraising instead of individual totals.  Every team that raises $100 will have a chance to win the Staycation Prize Package…and the more you raise, the more you can win.

Each week, there will be a Signature Challenge that teams can compete against each other to win prizes for their creativity.…and the more challenges you complete, the more you can win.  To make the challenges more meaningful, there are separate list for Work and Family & Friends teams.

The challenges are designed to be flexible so that teams can choose their own adventure, tailor the activities to the interests of their team, and be something teams can do together or apart.  Check out the Work and Family & Friends Team Challenge sheets below to see which will work best for you, then register your team and we will deliver everything you need in a cool PEI Bag Co Bag.

Weekly Themes

March 8th – 14th: An Apple a Day – Mental Health and Well-Being Challenges

March 15th – 21st: March Forth – Trying New Things Challenges

March 22nd – 28th: Bigger Together – Making a Difference Challenges

Each week represents one of our 3 Big Outcomes, so participating will be a fun way to see the impact of your support.


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.

With Covid-19 related upheavals, there are more children facing increased anxiety and stress. Mentoring is an essential service we must continue to provide, but we need your help. The money you raise for The Big Little Challenge will help provide life-changing relationships for youth on PEI.

How do I participate?

Your Mission: Raise money to ignite the potential of Island youth & have fun completing challenges!

  1. Get your team together (teams are 4 to 6 colleagues, friends and/or family)
  2. Sign up your team & we’ll deliver your team kit with everything you need in a cool bag from PEI Bag Co.!
  3. Pick a Fun Team Name for inspiration
  4. Set a Team Fundraising Goal and start fundraising
  5. Set up your Team On-line Fundraising Page (if you are using)
  6. Do the Signature Challenge each week and post your pictures & videos using #TheBigLittleChallenge & tag us (@bbbspei) on your socials
  7. Finish the other challenges each week
  8. Fill out the Team Tally sheet and return it with any money, pledges sheets and sold & unsold raffle tickets

Fundraising Prizes Your Team Can Win

We can never say thank you enough, but we can try with some great prizes!

Staycation Draw:  If your team raises $100, you could win a Staycation Prize Package which includes a Green Gables Golf Club Prize Package (green fees with power cart & Green Gables Golf Club hats for 4-6 people), a $500 Confederation Court Mall Shopping Spree, and a $250 Canadian Tire Charlottetown Gift Card for all your outdoor summer needs .

For every extra $100 you raise, you’ll receive another ballot and you can double your ballots by raising money on-lineVisit  to sign up today!

If your team raises:

$100 –  you will receive: A Certificate & a Staycation Draw Ballot

$600 – you will receive: A Certificate, a BBBSPEI Beach Bag sponsored by Bell Aliant & 6 Staycation Draw Ballots

$1200 – your team will be a Matchmaker & you will receive – A Certificate, a BBBSPEI Picnic Basket & Bag sponsored by the Charlottetown & Summerside Canadian Tire stores & 12 Staycation Draw Ballots

Other Prizes

Best Team Name – Coffee Break Prize Package: $50 Tim Hortons Gift Card

Event Survey Prize – Fill out our post event survey by April 6th and you could win a Coffee Break Prize Package: $50 Tim Hortons Gift Card

Best Team Photo – Coffee Break Prize Package: $50 Tim Hortons Gift Card

Top Fundraising Teams

First Prize –  Mini Staycation Prize Package: One Night Stay for 2 at the Delta Prince Edward by Marriott Delta, $250 Confederation Court Mall Shopping Spree & $100 Esso Card

Second Prize – Fireflies Prize Package: $300 Canadian Tire Charlottetown Gift Card to buy a firepit & solar lights and $100 Sobeys Gift Card for your summer s’more supplies

Third Prize – Picnic Prize Package: $150 Canadian Tire Summerside & $100 Atlantic Superstore Montague for all your picnic supplies

Fourth Prize – Tourist in Your Backyard Package: $100 Gift Card sponsored by Aqua Bounty Canada & a $75 Gift Card sponsored by Ching Brothers to visit your favorite places this summer

Team Captain Draw

Register your team by February 14th and you could win a Flowers & Chocolate Prize Package: beautiful Rose Photo on an Outdoor Canvas from Home Hardware Charlottetown & a Ganong Chocolates Basket

Open to Win

First Prize – Sunday Afternoon Prize Package: Panini Maker, $100 Sobeys Gift Card and a selection of 5 Nimbus Book for the whole family!

Runner Up –  Night at the Movies Prize Package including a Brackley Drive-In Carload Pass and a picnic bag filled with Pepsi products and treats sponsored by Beach Point Processing

First Team to Set Up Their Online Fundraising Page Prize

Coffee Break Prize Package: $50 Tim Hortons Gift Card

Challenge Prizes Your Team Can Win

Love Local Draw: If you team completes at least two thirds of the Challenges, you could win a Love Local Package including a $50 Butcher & Butcher Gift Card, a $50 Hearts and Flowers Gift Card, 3 Local Legends Apparel t-shirts, a bag of coffee from bar1911, a Deep Roots Distillery Prize Package and a $100 Esso Gift Card to visit favourite places on PEI this summer!

If your team:

completes 14 Challenges, you’ll receive 1 Love Local Draw Ballot

completes 21 Challenges, you’ll receive 2 Love Local Draw Ballots

completes 21 Challenges & 5 Bonus Tasks, you’ll receive 3 Love Local Draw ballots

Celebrate Summer in the Winter Signature Challenge

First Prize – Get Outside Prize Package: 2 Nights Camping at Ben’s Lake Nature Camping, 2 fishing rods, & $150 Canadian Tire Summerside Gift Card to buy camping gear

Second Prize – Night at the Movies Prize Package: Brackley Drive-In Carload Pass and a picnic bag filled with Pepsi products and treats from Summerside Atlantic Superstore

Third Prize – Coffee Break Prize Package: $50 Tim Hortons Gift Card

The Great Chili Signature Challenge

First Prize – $150 Canadian Tire Charlottetown & $150 Sobeys Gift Card to buy what you need to great your next culinary masterpiece

Second Prize: Night at the Movies Prize Package: Brackley Drive-In Carload Pass and a picnic bag filled with Pepsi Products and treats from West Royalty Superstore

Third Prize – Coffee Break Prize Package: $50 Tim Hortons Gift Card

Go Bowling Covid-style Signature Challenge

First Prize – Go Bowling IRL: use of the Private Room at The Alley, bowling for your team & munchie platters so you don’t get hungry!

Second Prize – Backyard Games Package: $300 Canadian Tire Summerside Gift Card  to buy your sporting goods & spring gear from Campbell’s Concrete to keep you warm!

Third Prize –  Night at the Movies Prize Package: Brackley Drive-In Carload Pass and a picnic bag filled with Pepsi Products and treats from Cornwall Your Independent Grocer

Board Game Drive

Raffle Tickets

If you don’t like asking people for money, you can sell Raffle Tickets.  We will provide them and sales count towards your team fundraising total.  They cost $5 each or 3 for $10.

First Prize: Weber GENESIS ll E-315 Propane BBQ from Home Depot

Second Prize: $250 Confederation Court Mall Shopping Spree & $100 Esso Gift Card

Third Prize: $150 Sobeys Gift Card



Call: 902-569-5437(KIDS) or Toll-free 1-877-411-3729
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Campaign Hashtags: #TheBigLittleChallenge, #BBBSPEI, &  #BiggerTogether

Don’t forget to tag us @BBBSPEI

Best Friend Sponsors


Hot 105.5

Ocean 100

PEI Bag Co.

Q93 FM

Spud FM

Great Big Friend Sponsors

Bell Aliant

Canadian Tire Charlottetown

Canadian Tire Summerside

Cavendish Farms

City of Charlottetown

Confederation Court Mall

Green Gables Golf Club

H&R Block Summerside

Home Depot

Peake & McInnis

PEI Credit Unions

Prince Edward Aqua Farms


Stewart McKelvey

The Alley

Township Chevrolet Buick GMC

Big Friend Sponsors

Delta Hotels by Marriott Prince Edward


Journal Pioneer

The Guardian

Tim Hortons

Friend Sponsors

Aqua Bounty Canada

Atlantic Superstore Montague

Atlantic Superstore Summerside

Atlantic Superstore West Royalty


Beach Point Processing

Ben’s Lake Nature Camping

Brackley Drive-In Theatre

Butcher & Butcher

Campbell’s Concrete

Ching Brothers

Cornwall Your Independent Grocer

Deep Roots Distillery

Eastern Graphic


Hearts and Flowers

Home Hardware Charlottetown

Local Legends Apparel

Nimbus Publishing


The Buzz

West Prince Graphic