Fact: More than 1/3 of Canadian children cannot participate in sports or recreational activities due to financial barriers.
Financial Assistance Programs
At West Kelowna Gymnastix we know about the role that healthy & fun physical activity plays in the development of children… and it’s important for all children to have access to this.
We suggest a number of organizations providing assistance to families to remove the financial barriers to entry into our gymnastics programs:
KidSport was established in 1993 by Sport BC. KidSport is a community based sport-funding program that provides grants for children 18 and under to participate in a sport season of their choice. There are 40 community chapters in BC and over 175 chapters across Canada. With the help from dedicated corporate partners, KidSport works to fulfill its mission of eliminating the financial barriers to sport participation, ‘So ALL Kids Can Play!’
A4K’s overarching goal is to be there to assist any B.C. child in their dream of playing amateur sports. In other words, we want all kids to have the opportunity to play.
The support of A4K is available province-wide for children ages 5 to 18 who are currently enrolled in school. Basic registration fees are paid for a multitude of approved sports, up to an annual maximum of $600 per child.