Showing their support and enjoying the KidSport North Shore Fall Fundraiser evening are from left to right: North Vancouver District Mayor Richard Walton, West Vancouver Mayor Pam Goldsmith-Jones and North Vancouver City Mayor Darrell Mussatto, with Kelly Nielson, owner of the Mosquito Creek Bar & Grill. Mosquito Creek Bar & Grill generously hosted the event.

KidSport’s successful fundraiser: It’s all for the kids

KidSport North Shore held its Fall Fundraiser at the Mosquito Creek Bar & Grill on Saturday, November 14th, and it was a huge success, with all the money raised going to help North Shore kids participate in team sports. The evening featured silent and live auctions, a very popular Toonie Toss, draw prizes and five very special guests: former B.C. Lions Lui Passaglia, Pete Quevillon, Director of KidSport BC, and all three North Shore mayors. “Thanks to the generosity of our guests, auction donors and event sponsors, we were able to raise over $6,500, and all the proceeds from the fundraiser will directly benefit KidSport North Shore,” said Alice Benson, Community Relations Manager for North Shore KidSport, who co-ordinated the event. KidSport provides support to families, helping to remove financial barriers that prevent children from playing organized sports, such as soccer, baseball, lacrosse and football. The money raised at the Fall Fundraiser will directly help kids on the North Shore participate in these team sports. KidSport North Shore, which is a non-profit and run entirely with volunteers, assists about 155 athletes every year. “At KidSport we truly believe that no child should be left on the sidelines—it’s important for all children to have the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of organized sport,” said Benson. “And with today’s economic problems and recent government funding cutbacks, the need to support kids in sport is even greater. We want to thank everyone who supported us, and the kids, with the Fall Fundraiser.”