08 Apr 3rd Annual Ski Day!
THIRD ANNUAL SKI DAY WITH KIDS UP FRONT!
Wednesday, March 16 dawned bright and sunny for our third annual ski day at Nakiska!
It was a perfect setting for 21 deserving kids to experience the mountains and the sport of skiing for their very first time! The energy was electric as the kids vibrated on the bus all the way to Kananaskis until they finally landed in their skis and on the magic carpet! Thank you to all the talented and welcoming staff at Nakiska for getting our kids safely geared up and on the hill for their very first ski experience!
The weather was perfect, not too slushy in the sun, and the kids skied all day after their morning lesson! Smiles were big and bright, with many dreaming of one day getting on the “big chairlift” right to the top. There was not a single complaint or hesitant participant; what an amazing group of tenacious kids with positive attitudes and aptitude! Great job on the hill, you guys! Kids Up Front staff was pleased to have met you and were very impressed with your group!
Kids Up Front was also able to provide bus transportation, snacks and Subway lunch for this group who worked up a healthy appetite on the hill. Thanks to Willco Transportation Ltd. for your continued support!
Thank you to Shadi and our partners at TELUS for their generous support of our program and the kids we serve; the ski lift passes were so very appreciated in making this annual event a reality again for 2016! We are so very fortunate to have the support of so many that value this field trip, and the exposure the kids get to the mountain and outdoor environment, healthy exercise and positive learning opportunities, and incredible tutelage and mentorship while learning a new skill.
We also wish to thank Trevor, at Burton, for again sourcing some new and gorgeous outdoor ski-wear for our kids; many children in our program do not have the outdoor clothing necessary to partake in events such as ski day. Your generosity and belief in this event for our kids really makes a difference to many. The kids were beaming in their new gear.
Thank you to Emilie and James, teachers and chaperones extraordinaire! Your passionate, joyful and gracious dedication to this event was so wonderful to see. Calgary is truly full of wonderful people making tremendous differences in the lives of others. Thank you for your support, Emilie and James.
We’d like to add a special thanks to Carl Landry, founding sponsor of our annual ski day, for his previous support in creating such a special day and for bringing his vision of a ski day for deserving kids to our organization. Carl’s vision has turned ski day into an annual event and a highlight of the year’s programming.
SKI DAY IS AN INCREDIBLE ANNUAL EVENT THAT WE ARE ABLE TO PROVIDE THROUGH DONATIONS, TEAMWORK, AND CORPORATE PARTNERS. THE CHILDREN THAT ATTENDED SKI DAY HAD NEVER BEFORE BEEN TO THE MOUNTAINS, LET ALONE HAD SUCH AN INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY TO ACTUALLY SKI!
WE INVITE ANY OF YOU IN OUR COMMUNITY, WHO MAY HAVE AN IDEA, AN OPPORTUNITY, OR THE ABILITY TO PROVIDE A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME EVENT TO DESERVING KIDS TO CONTACT US. WE ARE OPEN TO PROVIDING NEW EXPERIENCES TO KIDS IN OUR COMMUNITY!
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