TELUS Vancouver Community Board supports KidsMove programMay 26, 2017 | by Ashleen Bandesha
The gymnasium was filled with excited youth and big smiles last month, when the TELUS Vancouver Community Board presented a generous donation to the KidsMove program.
Photo: (Left to right) Fortius Sport & Health Chairman and Founder Scott Cousens, TELUS Vancouver Community Board Member Diane Clement, Fortius Foundation Executive Director Andy Price
In 2016, TELUS donated $10,000 to the BACK in the Game program for youth with chronic back pain. This year, they have made a donation of $14,500 to KidsMove.
KidsMove is a physical literacy program for children ages 9-12 that combines purposeful play with a variety of games and challenges to stimulate participants physically, cognitively and creatively. The program is powered by REACH, a collaboration between Fortius Sport & Health, the Steve Nash Foundation, Pro Motion Research Institute, and the IAD Group. Through the generosity of donors like TELUS and the Steve Nash Foundation, KidsMove is provided at no cost to participants, ensuring that it is accessible for all.
We would like to extend our gratitude to TELUS who has always been at the forefront with the Fortius vision.
“The relationship with TELUS goes back to almost day one of the Fortius vision”, Andy Price, Fortius Foundation’s Executive Director explains. “This donation will mean more kids in our community can learn the skills they need to become active and healthy for life, and we couldn’t be more appreciative.”
Internationally recognized for the level of commitment they have towards their community, TELUS’ monetary contributions make a significant difference to the Fortius Foundation.
As one of the “foremost philanthropic leaders in Canada”, TELUS’ relationship with the Fortius Foundation allows us to extend our reach to other potential donors in supporting programs like KidsMove. It is through the support of our community, that we are able to continue to provide quality service to our clients.
Thank you TELUS!
REGISTER NOW FOR KIDSMOVE
Registration is open for the last two KidsMove sessions leading up to summer.
- Wednesday, May 31, 4:30-6:30pm
- Wednesday June 21, 4:30-6:30pm
DONATE NOW AND HAVE YOUR SUPPORT MATCHED
Would you like to help young athletes achieve their full potential? A donor has agreed to match all KidsMove donations up to $5,000. Contact Andy at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more or donate online.