We’re just a few days away from our first ever Hyack Football Comedy Night on Friday, April 26th at Lafflines Comedy Club at the Columbia Theatre. We fully expect this event to sell out, so get your tickets now!!
The event is called Necessary Roughness and we are thrilled to announce that the headliner is Carter Hortie, who has previously opened up for Chris Rock and been on HBO… he is hilarious.
Tickets are just $20, and you can purchase them online at: http://www.lafflines.com/reservations.html. When you get to the event listings on that page, just scroll down to our event. And if you down want to purchase tickets online you can also contact Terry (below).
This promises to be a fun-filled evening with all proceeds going to NWSS Hyack Football. There will also be other special guests in attendance, including members of the BC Lions. We invite all of you to attend, and please INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!! Everyone needs a night out – not just football parents!:) The more, the merrier.
The event poster is attached, and for more information you can contact Terry Brock at: email@example.com
Thanks and we look forward to sharing some laughs On April 26th
Buck Brand Organic Oranges Generate over $80,000 Donation to
12 Local KidSport Chapters
In-store Thrifty Foods Fundraiser Sends 323 Kids into a Season of Sport
Vancouver, B.C. – Thrifty Foods General Manager Jim Dores and KidSport BC Director Pete Quevillon announced today that Thrifty Foods raised $70,874 for twelve B.C. KidSport chapters after a three week, in-store campaign. The donation accompanies Buck Brand Citrus owner Lisle Babcock’s $10,000 contribution to KidSport, providing a grand total of $80,874 to KidSport chapters in communities served by Thrifty Foods.
“Thrifty Foods donated a dollar from the sale of every bag of certified organic Buck Brand navel oranges to KidSport and we want to thank our fantastic customers for picking up not one, but two and three bags of oranges over the three-week fundraiser,” said Dores. “The response has been huge and I think it’s because this fundraiser feels personal for each of us – from our teams who decked out our stores with homemade artwork to the many customers who embraced this cause with commitment and generosity.”
From February 13 to March 5, $1 (one dollar) from each four-pound bag of Buck Brand Citrus organic navel oranges sold at all 29 Thrifty Foods stores went to KidSport BC and to local chapters including KidSport North Shore, KidSport New West, KidSport Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows, KidSport Delta, KidSport Tri-Cities, KidSport Surrey-White Rock, KidSport Abbotsford, KidSport Greater Victoria, KidSport Cowichan, KidSport Nanaimo, and KidSport Comox Valley.
“KidSport exists to make sure that all kids can play,” said Quevillon. “With over 65,000 bags of oranges sold, Thrifty Foods, their long-time vendor partner, and thousands of customers have guaranteed that 323 kids will go into a season of sport this year – the benefits of which cannot be overstated.”
Thrifty Foods has been proudly supporting the non-profit organization KidSport since 2002. With funds raised through this year’s ‘Orange You Glad You Helped a Kid’ donation, Thrifty Foods will have provided over $230,000 to date, helping 920 kids access a season of organized sport.
Thrifty Foods (www.thriftyfoods.com) was founded in 1977 in Victoria, BC. Today, Thrifty Foods, a banner of Sobeys Inc., has a total of 29 retail grocery stores across the Lower Mainland, throughout Vancouver Island and Saltspring Island.
About Sobeys Inc.
Proudly Canadian, with headquarters in Stellarton, Nova Scotia, Sobeys has been serving the food shopping needs of Canadians for 105 years. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Empire Company Limited (TSX:EMP.A), Sobeys owns or franchises more than 1,300 stores in all 10 provinces under retail banners that include Sobeys, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, and Thrifty Foods, as well as Lawton’s Drug Stores. Sobeys and its franchise affiliates employ more than 95,000 people. The company’s goal is to be widely recognized as the best food retailer and workplace environment in Canada. More information on Sobeys Inc. can be found at www.sobeyscorporate.com.
Founded by Sport BC in 1993, KidSport is celebrating its 20th anniversary here in British Columbia. KidSport exists to provide grants to children facing financial barriers to assist with the costs of organized sport registration fees. KidSport has 11 provincial/territorial chapters and over 189 community chapters across Canada (with 40 chapters in B.C.). In 2012, KidSport assisted over 6,000 B.C. kids to play a season of sport with over $1.1 million in grants.
For more information, please contact:
Erin Kelly, Communications Manager Pete Quevillon, Director
Thrifty Foods KidSport BC
Tel: (250) 483-1690 Cell: (250) 661-3759 (604) 333-3430
Below are some photos of Seamus Boyd and his friends who recently hosted their 2nd Annual Hockey Marathon for KidSport Nelson. Between the two years, they raised just over $1,000. The event is held at the Boyd’s outdoor rink in upper Nelson, BC. In additional to raising funds, Seamus’ father Sandy, wanted Seamus to be engaged (organizing and participating) in an activity which raises community awareness of those less fortunate – Kids Helping Kids “So ALL Can Play”!
We’ve been working with Integral Hockey to provide a supply of 24 restored composite hockey sticks for KidSport kids learning to play hockey. The sticks have been repaired through a process developed by Integral Hockey and will complement the KidSport Port Alberni hockey equipment initiative, so more kids can get into the game. Integral Hockey has been a proud supporter of KidSport Port Alberni for several years and this support is truly appreciated.
In the photo: (L) Shawn Fearing of Integral Hockey Port Alberni/West Coast; (C ) Ron Doetzel of Kidsport Port Alberni; and ( R )Randy Langille of Integral Hockey Inc.
Blake Power (L) turned 8 years old recently and had a birthday party to celebrate. His friends brought money instead of gifts, and in turn Blake decided to donate the funds ($50.00) to KidSport Port Alberni. As he gave the money to KidSport representative Ron Doetzel, Blake said that he wanted to help out other kids who may not have the same opportunity to play sports as he does. A very nice gesture!
- Athletic Therapy
- KidSport Ambassador
- KidSport BC
- KidSport Campbell River
- KidSport Courtney Comox
- KidSport Cowichan
- KidSport Delta
- KidSport Golf Tournament
- KidSport Kitimat
- KidSport Lake County
- KidSport Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows
- KidSport Nelson
- KidSport North Shore
- KidSport Northern Rockies
- KidSport Port Alberni
- KidSport Sunshine Coast
- KidSport Surrey-White Rock
- KidSport Tri-Cities
- KidSport Vancouver
- KidSport Victoria
- KidSport Williams Lake
- Sports Skills Are Life Skills
- Whistler Spirit Run