Kemptville Youth Centre (KYC) used a portion of their grant from Jumpstart to purchase skates for the Municipality’s Skate Lending program. Public skating is one of the most popular activities for KYC youth, and adding to the skate inventory will benefit KYC and others who use the lending program.
“We appreciate the support from Jumpstart, and from Frank Hoffman and his staff at Kemptville Canadian Tire, for being supportive of this initiative to keep youth healthy and active in our community,” said KYC Operations Manager, Barb Tobin. The Kemptville Youth Centre engages youth in making positive life choices in a socially accepting environment to reach their full potential as responsible productive citizens.
“Canadian Tire Kemptville always support children in sports through our Jumpstart Charity program. We want to make sure that every child gets the opportunity to play any sport, by supporting them financially and/or providing equipment,” said Frank Hoffman, owner of Kemptville Canadian Tire.
“Thanks to the generosity of the Kemptville Youth Centre and our local Canadian Tire store, we are able to provide more skates free of charge and get more young people active in our community,” stated Mayor Nancy Peckford.
North Grenville’s skate and helmet lending library began in 2015 and provides skates and helmets to the public free of charge during public skating hours at the North Grenville Municipal Centre.