Darcy and Rebecca: ‘Big and Little’ Sisters blossom into true friends

All credit and excerpts for this story goes to Don Fraser and The St. Catharines Standard.

Darcy Ewanchuk first met her Little Sister Rebecca in 1999, when Rebecca was a shy nine-year old girl. Rebecca had just been matched with Darcy by our agency.

It didn’t take long for the two to relax and click – “Big and Little” would check out local attractions, go shopping and walk Darcy’s dogs. Over the years, Darcy watched Rebecca’s confidence blossom.

"She has turned into a wonderful young woman. She has received and achievement award from the Optimist Club and also got a citizenship award at school"

Darcy has been a Big Sister for nearly 20 years at our agency and has been a Big Sister to many girls who have gone through our programs.

"I do think I had a positive influence on them. I also tried to impress on all the girls how important it is to give back to the community. When the matches have ended, they become part of my family. They go on, do their thing and we catch up every couple of months and on special occasions." - Darcy
"Darcy is a really good Big Sister. When we were matched, I was happy because I had someone else to talk to. It's a really good program." - Rebecca
"Darcy is a really good Big Sister. When we were matched, I was happy because I had someone else to talk to. It's a really good program." - Rebecca

Rebecca’s mother, Barbara, has only the highest of praise for Darcy.

"From the first time I met Darcy, there was something about her. I couldn't have asked for a better person." - Rebecca's mother, Barbara

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