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The Kidsport Timmins Chapter was formed in 2002 as a result of the need expressed by a number of key community leaders and service providers. It received its Charter from Kidsport Ontario in November, 2001. The official community launch took place June 7, 2002 at the Shania Twain Centre.
The Kidsport Timmins mandate is to focus on creating conditions that enable and support children and youth to participate in sports, recreation and physical activities. This includes, but is not restricted to, eliminating a range of barriers so kids can engage in play, and thus receives all the benefits associated with constructive sport and recreation opportunities.
Kidsport Timmins believes that because sport, recreation and physical activity provide documented substantive social, educational and health benefits, they must be accessible to all kids, and that no child/youth should be denied the tremendous associated benefits.
Our community is one in which sport, recreation and physical activities are accessible to everyone; involvement is highly valued; sport achievement at all levels is celebrated; and no child/youth is denied the benefits and opportunities of participation in the activities and programs of his or her choice.
Every young person who has a desire to participate is included.
Raising funds, gathering resources and building program partners.
As a direct result, childhood inactivity has increased.
IMPACT: The lack of physical activity directly effects health and personal development of children and youth. It also results in childhood obesity. In turn, this impact spreads to families, our community and our country.
KidSport™ Timmins 268-1112
396 Theriault Blvd, Timmins, Ontario P4N5B6
Mailing address:P.O.Box 732, Timmins Ontario P4N 7G2
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.kidsporttimmins.com
|388 Ross Avenue EastTimmins, ON P4N 5X3||(H) 267-3048
(F) 266-9136 (C) 266-3201
Kidsport Timmins Backgrounder
Kidsport is a children’s charitable program which helps disadvantaged kids overcome social and economical barriers preventing or limiting their participation in organized sport, through the issuance of registration fees and/or equipment grants.
The Vision Kidsport Timmins believes that sport should be accessible, and that no child should be denied the benefits and opportunities of participation in sport.
The Volunteers The Kidsport Timmins Board of Directors is comprised of the following members, please see the board of
Demonstrated Need Kidsport Timmins is one of many strategies that have resulted from the Timmins Youth Needs Assessment and Strategy Development Project (TYNA). The study, conducted in 1998, gathered both information from over 1700 Timmins youth (grades 7-13) in the form of questionnaires and focus groups. Significantly, both junior (36%) and senior (41%) youth identified high costs as the second most common barrier preventing them from participation in leisure activities. What’s more is that both the intermediate and high school focus groups, comprised of over 125 youth, listed fitness and recreation as the first and second priority respectively to be addressed within the Timmins community.
Kidsport Timmins was officially launched on June 7th, 2002. Kidsport Timmins is the legacy of the 2002 Air Canada Cup Regional Championships Host Committee.Since our launch we have assisted over 1940 kids with registration fees as well as equipment costs to provide more then 3127 sport/dance opportunities.
Contact Us Should you have any questions about Kidsport Timmins, you would like to make a donation or an application for a child/youth in need of assistance to play sports, simply call (705) 268-1112.
Kidsport Timmins Fact Sheet
Fact: Kidsport Timmins was launched on June 7th, 2002
Fact: In 2000 the Sport Alliance adopted the KidSport program making Ontario the 10th Provincial/Territorial chapter of the National KidSport Fund.
Fact: Kidsport Timmins has the distinction of being the first chapter to open in the province of Ontario!!
Fact: The first grant to be issued in Timmins was to a 6-year-old baseball player on July 8th, 2002
Fact: Kidsport Timmins is part of a provincial and national network of over 100 chapters.
Fact: Hometown hockey star Steve Sullivan of the Nashville Predators is a strong supporter and honorary board member of Kidsport Timmins
Fact: With support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation Kidsport Timmins was able to hire a coordinator and open in an office location!
Fact: Kidsport Timmins is not only for hockey – it’s for ALL SPORTS!!
Fact: A minimum of 95% of all funds raised by Kidsport Timmins goes directly to a child/youth to enable them to play sports
Fact: Kidsport Timmins issued 50 new sets of hockey equipment through the NHLPA’s Goals & Dreams Fund at an estimated value of $30,000!!
Timmins is proud to be the first KidSport Chapter in Ontario
Kidsport Timmins is the legacy of the 2002 Air Canada Regional Hockey Championship–here the host committee presents a cheque for $65,000 to launch the program
Thank You to Canadian Tire Dwayne Ouellette for his continued support and partnership