KidsSport is making its way back to Moose Jaw with a massive event in July.   

KidSport is a national charity and provincially it’s administered by Sask. Lotto which organizes and hosts major fundraising events. The funds are donated to municipalities across the country to help kids participate in organized sports. 

It hosts fundraising events in cities and small towns and then all of the money raised goes directly back into that community.  

“Basically, if you donate a dollar... every dollar gets put back into kids sporting fees and supports the sporting community,” says John Eberl, Chair of KidSport.   

Back in July of 2019, KidSport hosted its first Kayak for KidSport event in Moose Jaw.   

The event had to be canceled the past 2 years due to the pandemic but it’s coming back July 17th in Wakamow Valley at Kiwanis Pavillion, sponsored by Henderson Insurance.   

“There’s an opportunity to come out and try kayaking with your family for a very little cost (and) get a little breakfast meal,” says Eberl.   

The day will start out with breakfast at the Kiwanis Pavillion from the Moose Jaw Coop.  

Kayaks will be available for people to rent from Boh’s Cycle and Sporting Goods.    

There will also be demonstrations and displays from the Moose Jaw Police Service’s K9 Unit, the Fire Department, and possibly from Moose Jaw’s First Responders.   

However, after breakfast comes the biggest event; The Corporate Challenge.   

Local organizations or businesses who make a sponsorship donation of $250 to KidSport Moose Jaw will be signed up for a canoe race.   

Representatives and employees from businesses team up and participate in the canoe race against other local businesses.   

Back in 2019, 15 local businesses raced against each other in the Corporate Challenge.   

“Come out and have a little fun, do a very short little canoe race and we’ve got some really good prizes that will be offered,” says Eberl.   

He also says there will be door prizes just for showing up.   

People looking to get involved, donate, or sign up for grants through Kid Sport can do so through their website.   

You can keep up to date with Kid Sport through its Facebook page.