Apply for an RBC Play Hockey Grant Today… According to a recent Ipsos Reid survey conducted on behalf of RBC, 92 per cent of Canadian parents believe every child should be provided with the opportunity to learn to skate. The survey showed that while 80 per cent of parents can skate, only 71 per cent identified their own kids as skaters. Recognizing there is a downward trend in physical activity among Canadian youth, RBC is focused on getting more kids healthy and active. The RBC Learn to Skate Program supports community skating programs that teach children how to skate. For the past three years RBC has been establishing skate and helmet libraries in elementary schools and assisting with the facilitation of lessons for students. To expand this initiative RBC will be awarding grants to support groups who run learn to skate programs. “The RBC Learn to Skate Program not only complements our ongoing RBC Play Hockey initiatives, but also our commitment to help develop well-rounded kids in Canada,” said Jane Broderick, chief brand and communications officer, RBC. “Through these programs, we support the people and organizations that help kids become healthy, happy and active for life and we hope to build a nation of skaters for generations to come.” RBC will award grants ranging from $1,000 – $10,000 to organizations that teach kids how to skate.
Please visit rbcplayhockey.com for more information and to apply. The application deadline is: May 23, 2014.
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