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REPORTING · 11th December 2014
Walter McFarlane
The Royal Bank of Canada through learn to play made a donation to Kick it Up Kitimat on Saturday, November 29th to promote Sport For Life which is about getting young people into sports now which they could do for the rest of their lives.

“We are very fortunate to receive $10,000 from RBC,” said Shaun O’Niel. “One of the biggest things is to do swim lessons with Elementary School Kids. This time, with the funding, we were able to provide a set of mini swim lessons to all the children that go to Kildala School. We’re doing 4-5 free teen swims and we are working with the high school and middle schools to provide swimming instruction, both for fitness and for developing students to prepare them to potentially become lifeguards for us and we’re working with Kitimat City High to bring them a variety of different fitness and activities.”

The RBC Learn to Play Project is a multi-year funding commitment which is dedicated to teaching kids the basic skills they need to participate in sports and recreation programs. The program is dedicated to making sure kids learn the basic skills to be active and encourage them to get out and play and to increase participation in sports and physical activities.