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Jumpstart Inclusive Multi Sport Court now open in North Saanich

The new recreation room offers space for children of all ability levels to play

NORTH SAANICH, BC, May 17, 2022 /CNW/ – The Capital Regional District (CRD) and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities (Jumpstart) are proud to announce the grand opening of a Jumpstart Inclusive Multi Sport Court at the Panorama Recreation Center dedicated to physical, cognitive and sensory play for children is designed for all abilities.

“Build it and they will come, that has indeed been the case as the community embraced the new inclusive and accessible Jumpstart Multi Sport Court. We are so grateful that the place is part of Panorama Recreation to support the wellbeing and health of those on the peninsula and in the Big Victoria area,” said Ross Imrie, Chairman, Peninsula Recreation Commission. The Commission exercises direction and oversight of the Panorama Recreation Center and other facilities and programs operated by the CRD.

By working with Jumpstart and thanks to the generosity of local Canadian tire retailer Grant Wood, justin youngKim Reynhoudt, Markus Baranti and Robert Henanlocal children of all abilities can participate in sports and play side-by-side, fostering a stronger, more inclusive and healthier community.

“Through play, children have the opportunity to develop valuable life skills such as teamwork, confidence and creativity,” he said Scott Fraser, President of Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities. “We are proud to be working with our Canadian tire dealers and the Capital Regional District to bring the power of inclusive play to Panorama Recreation Centre.”

About Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities is a national charity dedicated to ensuring equal access to sports and recreation for children in need. With an extensive national network of more than 1,000 grantees and 289 chapters, Jumpstart helps eligible families cover registration, transportation and equipment costs, and provides select organizations with funding for recreational infrastructure and programs. Powered by Canadian Tire Corporation, Jumpstart has offered Canadian children more than 2.7 million ways to get started since 2005. Visit jumpstart.canadiantire.ca for more information.

Follow Jumpstart on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to learn how the charity is helping children Canada a sporting opportunity.

About the Capital Regional District

The Capital Regional District (CRD) owns and operates three recreation centers throughout the region: Panorama Recreation, SEAPARC Leisure Complex, and Salt Spring Island Recreation. The CRD also sponsors recreational programs in constituency communities and encourages a wide range of participation opportunities for residents and visitors alike.

About the Peninsula Recreation Commission

The Peninsula Recreation Commission is a partnership of the communities of Sydney, North Saanich and Central Saanichlocated north of Victoria, BC on the Saanich Peninsula. The Commission serves the 40,000 residents of these communities, as well as the 2,900 residents of the W̱ JOȽEȽP (Tsartlip), BOḰEĆEN (Pauquachin), SȾÁUTW̱ (Tsawout), W̱ SIKEM (Tseycum) First Nations. The commission’s activities are financed from usage fees and applications from the three municipalities.

SOURCE Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

For more information: Panorama Recreation Contact: Lorraine Brewster, Senior Manager, Panorama Recreation, 250.655.2170, [email protected]; Katlyn Soanes, Regional Manager – Pacific, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities, [email protected]

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