Join us for what is certain to become a new holiday tradition.
Mark your calendars for December 11, 2012 to experience a Gift of Sport an elegant evening featuring hors d’ouevres, wonderful wine & local beer, special guests, holiday entertainment capped by silent and live auctions featuring fine wine packages, weekend getaways, unique gift ideas and creative gift baskets.
Get in the holiday spirit, experience the Festival of Lights, support a great cause and get an early start on your holiday gift shopping during the Silent Auction.
All proceeds support KidSport Vancouver so we can help children between the ages of five and eighteen access to sport opportunities and experiences in both team and individual sports “So All Kids Can Play.”
A Gift of Sport helps the kids and provides the perfect opportunity to check out the architecturally stunning new $21.9-million Visitor Centre with breathtaking views of Livingstone Lake, dancing light show and experience over a million twinkling lights during a stroll of the woodland gardens.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
6:30 – 9:30 pm
Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction
VanDusen Botanical Garden, Visitor Centre
5251 Oak Street at West 37th Avenue (north west corner)
$40 Early Bird
Ticket price includes admission to the Festival of Lights ($14.25 value).
KidSport Vancouver is hosting a Gala Dinner and Silent Auction.
Proceeds will go towards assisting local children register in organized sports; paying their registration fees, buying necessary equipment or sending them to tournaments/competitions.
WHEN: Wednesday, September 12; 6-9pm
WHERE: Seasons in the Park at Queen Elizabeth Park
WHY: So that No Kid is left on the side lines!
TICKETS: $165 per seat (tables of eight)
To support the kids and donate an auction item, please click HERE
Have questions or want to buy tickets, we’d love to hear from you: firstname.lastname@example.org
KidSport Vancouver supporters swam 66.5km on their way to raising over $13,000 to help local Vancouver children register in organized sport, so that no kid is left on the sidelines.
As of Monday June 25th, we have raised $14,175.44 and the total is still rising (DONATE).
Over 20 hardened athletes and their dedicated supporters gathered in the rain to swim as much as they could in one hour on Friday June 22nd. Despite the gloomy weather, a DJ was blasting the tunes, Ivviva Athletics came down to entertain those on deck, and treats were provided by Terra Breads and Incredible Goodies to keep spirits high for the dripping wet volunteers and when the swimmers finished their race.
Congratulations to Top Fundraisers
Congratulations to Top Finishers (# Lengths)
Male: Richard Buckley
Female: Marie-Josee Cosette
KidSport Vancouver would graciously like to thank their dedicated sponsors for providing prizes to the participants:
Forerunners on West 4th
Fast Lane Swim Club
Eating for Energy
Welcome to the 4th annual Swim-a-thon at Kits Pool where all money raised goes to KidSport Vancouver.
Date: June 22, 2012
Where: Kitsilano Outdoor Pool
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Why: To raise money for KidSport Vancouver
How can you participate?
To participate in the event it only costs $25 to swim. a tax-deductable amount. Even better than that, get people to sponsor you and you can swim for free.
Come to amazing Kits Outdoor Pool and be ready to have some fun. Enjoy swimming and all the fun activities on deck as we help raise funds and awareness So All Kids Can Play!
There will be two swim sessions this year. Our traditional 1 hour timed swim will take place from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. We will also host a shorter half hour swim for those interested from 7:00pm to 7:30pm.
With both swims you are welcome to swim as much or little as you like. It’s not how far you swim, but how much fun we have. And to remember that the money we raise will help to remove financial barriers that prevent kids from playing organized sport.
There will be yummy snacks and refreshments on deck, sponsors on display, and a DJ playing music to swim to. Come down and join us, as it will be a Friday Night to remember!
While we hope you can register to particpate and raise money online, please see below forms for manual donations:
Click HERE to download a pledge sheet. Note that any donations on a pledge sheet are not eligible for a tax receipt.
Click HERE to download a tax receipt form for any donations over $25 that cannot be made online.
Come join us at Kits Pool on Saturday July 9th from 7:00 am to 10:00 am
The swim-a-thon is a family friendly event with so many ways to participate, have fun and help the kids.
Our goal for 2011 is ambitious – attract greater awareness, more participants and raise $100,000.
Kitsilano Outdoor Pool 137.5 Metres
7 -10 AM, 3 One Hour Heats
Each swimmer will have 60 minutes to swim as many laps as they can. You will be seeded in 10 second intervals based on your estimated 100M pace.
This is NOT A RACE but a chance for you to challenge yourself no matter what level of swimmer you are. Freestyle, Breast Stroke, Butterfly, Side Stroke and Dog Paddle are all permitted. For the safety of others, Backstroke will not be allowed.
Since this event is all about raising donations for KidSport Vancouver and specifically our local kids, we encourage you to get out there and set some fundraising goals. Your efforts will not go unrewarded.
This is how it works:.
Registration Fee $50 – only if you do not intend to fundraise
Raise $250 – registration fee is waived and you receive a KidSport gift bag and one prize ballot
For EVERY $250 you raise, you will receive a ballot that you can place into a draw for a prize at that fundraising level.
i.e. Raise $500 – receive 2 ballots
Raise $750 – receive 3 ballots etc.
Ballots can be used to enter to win fabulous prizes on the day of the event. It’s up to you whether you put all your ballots into one prize draw or several.
Top Fund Raiser
Sea Hiker Swim Clinic in exotic locale TBD
Wet suit compliments of Speed Theory
Nutrition Analysis & Planning Package by Diana Steele, Eating for Energy
VO2 Maximum & Lactate Testing by The Peak Centre
Forerunners gift certificate
Refer back to this website for new prizes as they come available.
The very first annual KidSport Swim-a-thon began in 2009 with Vancouver’s Fast Lane swim club.
Over 50 swimmers turned out to help raise awareness and funds for kids in Vancouver to get in the game.
The event raised approximately $10,000 and KidSport Vancouver co-chair Brent Nichols was on hand to present Beverli Barnes with a prize for her top fundraising efforts.
KidSport Vancouver volunteers manned the water station at Lumberman’s Arch for the 40th Annual James Cunningham Seawall Race. The ‘Race’ was originated and is still organized to this day by the Lions Gate Road Runners in 1971, the year the last stone was laid on the Stanley Park Seawall, in honour of James “Jimmy” Cunningham, a stonemason who spent most of life coordinating the construction of the seawall. The race takes runners along the entire circumference of the seawall, showing off the gorgeous Vancouver scenery.
On Saturday 11 September, 2010, about 4,000 cyclists took-over one northbound lane of Highway 99 for the first annual Vancouver – Whistler Gran Fondo bike ride. The 125 km uphill course was a scenic but a grueling ordeal of fitness, tenacity and teamwork. Some of the riders, who are also known as ‘crazy’, called themselves “Team Fun Hog”. Seriously though, it was herculean but a blast! Team Fun Hog raised over $6,000 for KidSport Vancouver!
You can help KidSport™ Vancouver by becoming a part of the KidSport Volunteer Team!
With your help and participation we are able to raise funds and distribute them to children in Vancouver to help them play organized sport.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, let’s get started ..
1. Please take 3 minutes and fill in this quick QUESTIONNAIRE so we can find out about you and how best to put your time, skills and energy to work for the kids
2. or simply send us an email to email@example.com