The Tsawwassen Legion has stepped up to support KidSport Delta, helping to ensure no Delta children are left on the sidelines.
The Legion recently donated $500 to the local branch of KidSport, which aims to give all children the opportunity to participate in sport.
Sport Canada is now saying that only nine per cent of children in Canada are getting the recommended 90 minutes of activity per day and that children today are not playing freely as much as in the past. Sport Canada's Healthy Report Card states: "If you are not involved in sport, you are not active."
KidSport Delta chair Carlene Lewall said this makes involvement is sporting activities so important and is the reason why the local chapter was recently formed.
Lewall said KidSport Delta is very appreciative of the support of the Tsawwassen Legion.
KidSport, the charitable arm of Sport BC, provides grants to financially disadvantaged children to cover the costs of sport registration fees. KidSport removes the financial barriers that prevent some children from playing.
KidSport grants are available for children 18 years and under that are in financial need to pay registration fees for the sport of their choice. If you'd like to apply, visit www.kidsportdelta.ca/apply.