Georgian Bay and KidSport team up to get kids off the sidelines and into the Game!

MACTIER, ON, July 31, 2013 /CNW/ - Families in the Township of Georgian Bay will now benefit from the establishment of a KidSport Chapter in the region.  The newly launched KidSport chapter will provide grants to families who may not have the resources to register their kids in sport opportunities.  The grants will be for registration fees and/or equipment purchases.  With 1 in 3 families unable to afford the cost of registering their kids in sport, the community rallied behind the idea of bringing a KidSport Chapter to Georgian Bay.  This has been accomplished through the support of The MacTier Community Development Committee who are excited to announce the launch of the KidSport™ Georgian Bay chapter… So All Kids Can Play™.

This Civic Long weekend, Saturday, August 3rd, 2013, the 6th Annual Big Weekend Festival will serve as the launch and key fundraising event for KidSport™ Georgian Bay. The community is welcome to visit the KidSport™ booth during the festivities to learn more about the new Georgian Bay Chapter or KidSport™. The proceeds from donation buckets circulating throughout the Festival weekend will go directly to support KidSport™ Georgian Bay.

"As someone who believes in the importance of opportunity for ALL children and youth, I'm thrilled to announce the launch of a chapter in our community," stated Dawn MacDonald, Chair of the MacTier Community Development Committee and the driving force behind the establishment of the Chapter. "KidSport provides an important resource for our families in need and to ensure that the children have access to sport."

KidSport™ Georgian Bay will include the communities of Honey Harbour, Port Severn and MacTier and will work closely with community agencies, government officials, funders, public health, recreation specialists and educators to ensure the word gets out that there is support for families who are under resourced. "The launch of this new chapter will now ensure that the communities within our Township will not face a disadvantage when it comes to access to organized sport" expressed Crystal Jones, the Sport Coordinator for the newly established KidSport Georgian Bay Chapter.

About KidSport
KidSport™ believes that no child or youth should be left on the sidelines and that all kids should be given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of sport. KidSport™ provides assistance through registration and equipment grants to children 18 years of age and under who face financial barriers preventing them from participating in organized sport. Nationally, since 1993 KidSport™ has assisted over half a million Canadian children by providing them with assistance in order to ensure they are able to pursue healthy active lifestyles through sport.

About the MacTier Community Development Committee
The MacTier Committee Development Committee consists of dedicated volunteers, community members and leaders, and an elected Board of Directors that all represent various interests of the community of MacTier. The committee has had great successes in the community, including the previous five Big Weekend Festival's, the 100th Anniversary of MacTier Celebration, and the MacTier Public Library. Most importantly, the Committee's goal is to ignite a renewed sense of pride and interest in the community of MacTier while supporting its residents.

SOURCE: The DC Group

For further information:

For further information or if you're interested in becoming a partner of KidSport™ Georgian Bay, please contact:

Dawn MacDonald, Chair
MacTier Community Development Committee
Phone: 416-885-1884 OR 705-375-1260

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The DC Group

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