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Be Active!

The way to bring about change is to be proactive and active.” ~ Octavia Spencer

One of the best parts of being a photographer is being connecting with people and families, and helping them commemorate their special events. Graduations, reunions and weddings are the milestones that matter, and it’s my great pleasure being invited to be a part of old traditions and new celebrations.

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Recently, though, I had the opportunity to take part in something very different but equally important – a Big Brothers Big Sisters event. When I was contacted by Canada Dry Motts to cover London’s most recent “Be Active!” day with Big Brothers Big Sisters, the word that popped out of my mouth was a resounding “absolutely!” Not only am I always up for capturing memories and moments for people, but it’s an event that encourages active participation in fitness – something my wife and I have made a priority in our own lives.

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As told to me by BBBSOLA Development Coordinator, Anne-Marie:

The event on Saturday was to celebrate a $10,000 donation of sporting equipment by Goodsports and Canada Dry Motts. In order to celebrate, we held a special Be Active! event, which is a program for matches that offers fun opportunities for physical activity. Be Active! runs once per month and can include a number of group activities from soccer baseball in Victoria Park, to learning basketball skills with the London Lightning basketball team.

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With the donation of new equipment, we are thrilled to be able to give matches more fun options when it comes to how they get physically active.”

If you would like to make a difference by getting involved as a volunteer, or simply to get more information, you can contact Big Brothers Big Sisters of London and Area at 519-438-7065 x6200 or visit them at


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