BC Sport Agency helps local KidSport

The Cranbrook chapter of KidSport has received $2,000 in funding from the BC Sport Agency for this fiscal year. KidSport uses this funding to leverage community resources for the benefit of local children. Last fiscal year, the Cranbrook chapter of KidSport leveraged a $2,000 grant from the provincial government to distribute a total of $7,300 to help 64 local children.

“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.  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,” said Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett.

The Cranbrook Chapter of KidSport was created in 2000, and over 20 local sport organizations are now members.

Last year, the chapter leveraged government’s contribution of $2,000 to raise over $7,300 and helped 64 local children. Since its inception, the program has provided over $100,000 in grants and reached over 1,000 local children.

The Chair of the Cranbrook committee of KidSport, Stu Deeks, is also a Ministry of Health “Healthy Living Ambassador” who volunteers extensively in the community to help get residents of all ages active.

“The funds allocated from the BC Sport Agency will really help to augment local support for our KidSport chapter. Over the years our local chapter has assisted many of our young community members to register in sporting programs and Clubs that promote learning and physical activity. 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,” said KidSport Committee Member Gord Johnston.

To learn more about KidSport Canada, please visit

To learn more about the Cranbrook KidSport Fund, please visit

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