KidSport program bumped up by B.C. funds

Funding helps Cranbrook chapter continue towards goal of benefitting local children and promoting physical activity.

KidSport was a big winner thanks to $2,000 in provincial government funding for sports programs in Cranbrook.

The Cranbrook chapter received the funding on November 27 to continue their goal of benefitting local children and promoting physical activity.

“The funds allocated from the BC Sport Agency will really help to augment local support for our KidSport chapter,” said Gord Johnston, KidSport committee member.

Johnston said the program aims to give children access to sporting programs that they may not be able to attend for a variety of reasons.

“KidSport provides the opportunity for community members that are unable to participate because of financial limitations to register and move on in a variety of sporting activities and programs.”

Last year, KidSport Cranbrook used the province’s grant to leverage $7,300 that supported 64 local children. MLA for Kootenay East Bill Bennett said he is happy to be a part of such a worthwhile program.

“Helping kids and families with the opportunity to have fun and learn so many great skills in sport is one of the best parts of my job as MLA,” Bennett said.  “I’m proud of our government for supporting the KidSport organization and for the many great volunteers in our communities who enrich kids through sport.”

KidSport opened its Cranbrook chapter in 2000 and has grown to include 20 local sports organizations. The program has helped over 1,000 children thanks to $100,000 in grant received in its 12-year history.

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