Community members attend pancake breakfast and equipment donation drop-off in support of Providence skating program.
Learning to skate and playing hockey is a rite of passage for every Canadian kid and of course getting the equipment such as skates and helmets can often present a serious challenge for many parents.
Now that Ecole Providence has added skating to its physical education program it recently put out a call for people in the community to donate used skates and helmets to ensure that all students have an opportunity to participate in this activity.
To raise funds and equipment in hope of getting the program underway while there is still time left in this year’s season, the school also held a pancake breakfast fundraiser on Sunday January 10. The well-attended event raised $510 along with a number of generous donations of skates and helmets.
To help fast track the program, the Royal Purple donated $200 and the McLennan Rec Board donated $250, so the kids are hoping they can enjoy some ice time and skating instruction in the very near future.