REPORTING · 12th October 2010
Pete Quevillon from Kidsport BC was in Kitimat on Wednesday, October 10th to present a $3000 grant for starting up a new Kidsport Chapter several organizations who work with both youth and recreation.
“We have a start up grant available for a new Kidsport Chapter here in Kitimat and there are a number of agencies coming to the table to create and support a chapter here to help local kids,” said Quevillon.
It takes a variety of volunteers from multiple networks including social services, parks and recreation and sports to come together and generate the revenue to put kids into the games and ensure that kids who want to play do not miss out on a season of sports.
Kidsport provides a grant to cover the cost of registering for sport. “We helped last year across the province 4200 kids play a season of sport. We’re shooting for just over 5000 kids this year. We’re pretty confident there are a lot of Kids out there who wouldn’t play without help,” said Quevillon.
Kitimat will be the 40th Kidsport Chapter in BC. Kidsport began in 1993 and has 180 chapters across the country. The closest chapter to Kitimat is in Terrace.
“It takes a community to raise a child and this Kidsport concept is one where local folks get together to make sure Kids get the opportunity to play and I think that the strength of Kidsport is community involvement,” said Quevillon.