In February, Canadian Tire Corporation announced an additional $12 million commitment to Jumpstart’s Sport Relief Fund to help sport and recreation organizations build back sport and play in Canada.
Jumpstart conducted a State of Sport study via Ipsos which revealed the pandemic has not only impacted current access to sport and play but has real long-term effects as well. Killarney Figure Skating Club and the communities it serves have experienced the impact of the pandemic first-hand.
We recently received confirmation that we are amongst nearly 300 sport and recreation organizations nationally to be provided with grant support through Jumpstart’s Sport Relief Fund. We are beyond grateful to receive this news and know the positive impact it will have on sport and recreation organizations, and ultimately, on kids across the country.
With Jumpstart’s support, we’ll be able to improve upon and continue to offer skating programs in Killarney. Our vision is to be able to improve and grow our current programming in order to be accessible to more kids in this community even amidst the challenges of the pandemic and into the future.