Holding the cheque, from left: Bob Cummings, chairman of KidSport Parksville Qualicum Beach; MLA Michelle Stilwell of Women Who Care and Kim Burden, co-chairman of KidSport Parksville Qualicum Beach. (Photo submitted)

Parksville Qualicum Beach chapter of KidSport gets donation from local charity

The money from Women Who Care will help children participate in sports

The Parksville Qualicum Beach chapter of KidSport has received a donation which they said will be a big help to local youngsters wanting to participate in sports.

KidSport is a Canada wide not-for-profit that financially assists children 18 and under with registration fees and equipment so they can participate in team sports.

The donation of $24,400 came from 100+ Women Who Care Oceanside, who raise money for local charities.

Bob Cummings, chairman of KidSport Parksville Qualicum Beach, said the donation will go directly towards the children.

“KidSport BC spends about $60,000 a year just in the Oceanside area, helping kids get involved in sports,” he said. “A huge donation like this from these wonderful ladies is absolutely critical for us to keep on doing the great work that KidSport BC has started.”

READ MORE: Women pack big punch for charity

Cummings said there’s a real need for their organization in the area, and that he thinks helping kids get involved in sports has a ripple effect on other parts of their lives.

“We want to see kids do really well,” he said. “We believe sports is a great way that they learn so many good social skill sets.”

cloe.logan@pqbnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Parksville Royals second at Victoria baseball tournament

Seniors player showcase talents in front of scouts

RCMP: Trio arrested, firearms seized after report of shots fired in rural Qualicum Beach

Police say search also found evidence of large-scale drug operation

Dougal the blind raven enjoys role as ambassador at North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre

Bird helps animal care technicians teach visitors about his species

UPDATE: Qualicum Beach man, 51, dies in kayaking incident

No foul play suspected; body was found floating near Lasqueti Island

Heavy rain and strong winds forecast for Parksville Qualicum Beach region

Environment Canada issues wind warning as ‘vigorous’ frontal system approaches

B.C. reports 96 new COVID-19 cases, one hospital outbreak

61 people in hospital as summer ends with election

B.C.’s top doctor says she’s received abuse, death threats during COVID-19 response

Henry has become a national figure during her time leading B.C.’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Earthquake off coast of Washington recorded at 4.1 magnitude

The quake was recorded at a depth of 10 kilometres

‘Unprecedented’ coalition demands end to B.C. salmon farms

First Nations, commercial fishermen among group calling for action on Cohen recommendations

BC Liberals must change gears from election cynicism, focus on the issues: UBC professors

COVID-19 response and recovery is likely to dominate platforms

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

B.C. could be without a new leader for multiple weeks after Election Day: officials

More than 20K mail-in voting packages were requested within a day of B.C. election being called

Vancouver Island sailor stranded in U.S. hospital after suffering massive stroke at sea

Oak Bay man was attempting to circumnavigate the world solo

Majority needed to pass COVID-19 budget, B.C. premier says

John Horgan pushes urgent care centres in first campaign stop

Most Read