KidSport Calgary & Area is thrilled to be able to work alongside these amazing sport, foundation and corporate partners. These groups have chosen to strategically align themselves with our organization with the sole focuse of helping provide the access to sport that every local child should have, ensuring cost is no longer a barrier!
Calgary Flames Foundation
KidSport Calgary is a proud partner of the Calgary Flames Foundation. The Flames Foundation is a huge supporter of our program as a whole, as well as the Flames EvenStrength program which is our hockey specific program ran in partnership with Hockey Calgary and the Flames Foundation. Go Flames Go! Thank you for all you do in making our community stronger!
Calgary Minor Soccer Association
Working hard with KidSport Calgary to get more kids playing soccer, Calgary Minor Soccer has built an amazing program that sees each team give back to help ensure under-resourced families and their kids have the chance to play soccer here in Calgary. This partnership is clearly working as we were able to fund over 1600 kids in soccer in 2017 and over 5,000 kids in the last 4 years, distributing/investing over $1million dollars into our local soccer community. Thank you Calgary Minor Soccer for your leadership and fantastic partnership in helping us make it "So ALL Kids Can Play!"
Comrie’s Sports Equipment Bank
The Southern Alberta Sports Equipment Bank Society is a not-for-profit organization operating as Comrie’s Sports Equipment Bank. Comrie's Sports Equipment Bank assists us in ensuring all qualified KidSport kids playing sport have access to no cost gently used equipment so qualified kids and their families can break down another barrier facing our families when it comes to accessing sport.
For more information visit: www.comriessportsequipmentbank.org
Check out www.winsport.ca for great Skiing, Snowboarding, Youth Sport Camps, and Discover Hockey programs. KidSport Calgary is a proud partner of Winsport, together we have been able to support hundreds of KidSport kids through Winsport programs. We look forward to growing this number as more kids get to experience the great facilities and programs at Winsport. WinSport is also one of our MVP partners of our KidSport Calgary Recycling program - helping us ensure low income kids can chase their dreams - one bottle/can at a time!
Hockey Canada Foundation
As a legacy of the 2012 Hockey Canada Foundation celebration dinner held here in Calgary we are proud to partner with the Hockey Canada Foundation for the next five years as we work to get more kids on the ice and playing the great sport of hockey. We are working to break down the barriers of cost that are keeping families from playing hockey. Through KidSport registration fee grants and our partnership with Comrie's Sports Equipment Bank we believe we are well on our way to doing just that.
Recycle For Life
KidSport Calgary are thrilled to share details of an amazing partnership we have with Recycle for Life a Calgary based organization committed to helping us get more kids off the sidelines and in the game through corporate and residential bottle pickups. This program, our KidSport Calgary Recycling program, is made possible thanks to the amazing hard work and commitment of Gord and Laurie Clayton, they are Recycle for Life and we are forever grateful for their support. If you have a company or household interested in supporting KidSport Calgary with something as simple as having your bottles picked up please check out:www.recycle4life.ca
ULS Maintenance & Landscaping Inc.
ULS Maintenance & Landscaping Inc. was founded in 1989 by three members of the University of Calgary Dinos hockey team. ULS has built itself on the core values learned through sport to become a thriving landscape management firm serving Alberta and Saskatchewan. KidSport Calgary would not be able to run our Skate Shack program without the heart and generosity of the team at ULS. The shacks are a free service for schools and associations that provide the opportunity for youth in our City to develop a love of skating and other sports while taking away the financial burden that prevents 1 in 3 Canadian families from getting their kids off the sidelines and into the game. This is a strong partnership that has been in action for over a decade and has touched the lives of over 40,000 youth in our community.
We encourage you to check out ULS Maintenance & Landscaping Inc: http://www.ulslandscaping.com/
RMCP Office Supply
RMCP Office Supply has introduced a rewards program for its customer base that issues a point system for every dollar purchased. Once enough points are accumulated, these companies can them use them to redeem a donation in the amount of $25 or $50 to KidSport Calgary. Check them out here:http://rmcp.ca/
Westside Rec Centre
Looking for great programs for your kids in Calgary? Look no further then our friends at the Westside Recreation Centre. This state of the art facility offers some of the best instructional kids programs in our city. We are also very proud to have them as one of our MVP KidSport Recycling Partners as they work with us to give more local kids the access to sports they deserve - one bottle/can at a time! Check them out http://westsiderec.com/
ELEV8 Lacrosse was developed to provide the highest level of instruction for the growing sports of field and box lacrosse. Instruction caters to the next generation of Canadian lacrosse players, providing the opportunity to learn and excel in both disciplines. Our hybrid combination of programming has proven to provide the next generation of lacrosse players with a solid foundation for success.
They are a Calgary based coaching organization founded by Team KidSport Ambassador Geoff Snider in 2007. Since its inception, ELEV8 has broadened its scope to include; grassroots implementation, the ELEV8 CLASSROOM Lacrosse Program, elite box lacrosse development, grassroots and elite field lacrosse development, coaching mentorship, as well as NCAA recruiting exposure and guidance for student-athletes and their families. ELEV8 is a great partner of KidSport Calgary as we work together to get more kids participating in this great Canadian sport. Thanks Geoff and Bob Snider for your leadership, financial commitment, investment and partnership!
In Canada, only 10% of the adult population gets the daily recommended amount of physical activity. PlayCity helps to connect adults to others who want to be active too. Browse real people in your area, within the same skill level and invite them to go play! Play isn't just for kids, adults need to have fun too! Learn more at www.playcityapp.com
Hockey Calgary is a true partner in all respects. We work together to administer, promote and fundraise for the Flames EvenStrength program which is our Hockey Calgary fee assistance program. Each year this program assists over 400 kids with access to the great sport of hockey. We are so proud to be teamed up with this group as their leadership builds up the sport of hockey in Calgary!
Bro'Kin Yolk opened their doors on August 06, 2015 and since then, we've become a place where people come from different quadrants of the city to convene and enjoy a family meal. Right from day one the bros in Bro'Kin Yolk wanted to ensure KidSport was part of their story as sport had played a critical role in their lives and their development. As part of their commitment to giving back they donate $1 from every Q Water they sell to KidSport. They are also great partners with MealShare another impactful local charity. If you have not been, you must go as the atmosphere and food is second to none. Stay tuned as well as they get set to open their second location in the south!
CP Goals for Kids
Canadian Pacificis an unbelievable partner of KidSport Calgary and the Flames EvenStrength Program. CP has leveraged their partnership with the Calgary Flames to create the CP Goals for Kids program. This program not only raises a large contribution each year, but it also raises huge awareness through their in arena, in broadcast and social media presence. This has led us to finding more families who need our help as well as introducing sport to young Calgary and Area kids for the first time. Cheers CP - we cannot say enough great things about your team and your support. THANK YOU
Shane Homes believes competition builds character, giving people, especially youngsters, a better chance of succeeding in whatever life path they follow.
From soccer to swimming, football to hockey, ringette to figure skating, they sponsor fields and pools, rinks and arenas and are particularly fond of creating opportunity and accessibility for people or families who might not be able to participate due to barriers, such as financial, distance and travel. KidSport Calgary is extremely proud to be part of the amazing community impact made by Shane Homes. Each year they support us through their Shane Homes Save of the Game program that is now contributing $10 per save made by Calgary Flames goalies all season long! This partnership goes a long what into breaking down the financial barriers keeping some families and kids from the opportunties sport can provide!
Calgary Roughnecks Foundation
The Calgary Roughnecks Foundation is the backbone of the Roughnecks EvenStrength Program. This great program provides registration fee assistance to qualified families so their kids can participate in the great sport of lacrosse in Calgary and Area. KidSport is proud to team up with the Roughnecks and the lacrosse community to open up access to more deserving kids!