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Vancouver event raises $40,000 to help kids get into organized sports

Their first in-person gala since the pandemic began was a smashing success
Some of the 200 attendees of the 2022 Gift of Sport Gala in Vancouver included sports celebrities

The Vancouver chapter of the national organization KidSport managed to raise $40,000 at their Gift of Sport Gala held at the Heritage Hall on Main Street on Nov. 28.

The gala is an annual affair and this was the organization's first in-person one held since COVID hit. The event drew 200 guests that included Olympians and sports stars Ashleigh McIvor, Brent Hayden, Christine Nesbitt, Evan Dunfee, Finn Iles, Jay DeMerit, and Natasha Wodak.

The organizing committee tells Vancouver Is Awesome that the money raised will support no less than 500 local kids whose families might not otherwise have the means to enroll them in organized sports.

If you or anyone you know could benefit from KidSport’s support they are encouraging you to contact them at

Vancouver Is Awesome was a proud sponsor of this event. You can follow @KidSportYVR on Instagram or Twitter for more info on them and their work.

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