KidSport committee begins fundraising to ensure youth can access sports and other programs

In front, from left, are New Horizon Co-op Branch Division Manager Ryan Roy, Miranda Fournier, Bridgette Campbell, Karen Fladager of New Horizon Co-op in Grande Prairie, & Karen Benoit, Vice-Chairperson for the M.D. of Smoky River KidSport. In back, left-right, are Lynn Farrell, the Chairperson of the M.D. of Smoky River KidSport Committee; & Kyra Cusveller, the Communications and Development Coordinator for KidSport Alberta in Edmonton. Not shown is Krystina Dubrule, the Treasurer & Communications Coordinator for the M.D. of Smoky River KidSport Committee.

Mac Olsen
Express Staff

The M.D. of Smoky River KidSport Committee has a target to raise $16,000 to help under-privileged youth register in sports and other programs.

“We want all kids in our region to have access to sports and other programs,” says Lynn Farrell, the chairperson.

“That’s why we started KidSport.”

To that end, the committee, in partnership with the New Horizon Co-op in Falher, held a hamburger and hot dog lunch for the public in the parking lot during the afternoon of July13.

New Horizon Co-op donated all of the food, and the committee raised $776 from the event.

If you wish to donate to the program, make your cheques payable to the M.D. of Smoky River KidSports Committee, Box 818, Falher T0H 1M0. Alternatively, contact the committee by email at

About KidSport Alberta

As per the website, in 1995, the KidSport program was launched in Alberta at the AGT March of Champions Torch Relay en route to the Canada Winter Games in Grande Prairie. Since that time, KidSport Alberta has assisted more than 106,000 under-resourced kids play a season of sport, by providing over $20M in grants for registration fees. KidSport Alberta currently consists of 39 volunteer community chapters who assist in providing thousands of grants to kids in need each year.


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