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PRO Kids partners with community organizations to help make recreational activities accessible to Thunder Bay children and youth in need. However, the number of people wanting to participate far outnumbers the available donated spaces. To accommodate as many people as possible, PRO. Kids relies on the generous support of many organizations and individuals. To meet the needs of PRO Kids effectively, we must raise a minimum of $75,000 annually. With your help we can positively impact the life of a child or youth in our community.

Registered Charitable Organization Number 82358-7076-RR0001.

A commitment of $250 per year, pledged for three years, provides as many as five children with the registration fees to participate in the activity of their choice.

Donate now by calling the PRO Kids Coordinator directly at (807) 625-3212 or mail your donation with the donation form below.  Online donations can be made by visiting!


Sample Costs of Recreation Programs Per Child
 Activity Registration Cost  Length of Session
Swimming $55 to $170 10 week session
Hockey $275 to $1600 8 month season
Gymnastics $105 to $345 10 week session
Camps $50 to $250 1 week session
Martial Arts $300 to $1380 10 to 12 months
Soccer (outdoor) $40 to $95 2 to 4 months
Soccer (indoor) $175 8 months
Dance $100 to $775 8 months
Figure Skating $100 to $395 6 months
Music Lessons $175 to $820 8 to 12 months
Art Classes $50 to $145 5 to 8 weeks
Theatre $90 to $115 10 week session
Bus Passes $43 20 Rides

 Visit the Publications page for downloadable PDFs of the donation form, annual report, and more!

Would you like more information on PRO Kids for your organization or business? We will be happy to arrange a presentation or provide more information.

  • Contact the PRO Kids Coordinator at (807) 625-3212

Memorial Donations

"Memorial Donations" can be made to PRO Kids. An acknowledgement will be sent to the family of the deceased and a tax receipt will be issued to the donor. When making this donation, please complete the donation form. In addition, be sure to include the name of the deceased and the name and address of a family member who is to receive the acknowledgement card. You may also make your donation online through

Donate your used sports equipment

Bring your used sports equipment to Play It Again Sports. The value of the merchandise you donate will be credited to the PRO Kids account. This account is used to purchase equipment and supplies for children who cannot afford to do so.  

Thank You

PRO Kids would like to extend a huge thank you to the following for their donations in 2016:

Major Contributors ($10,000+ per year)
City of Thunder Bay
    The District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board
Hat Trick ($10,000 over 3 years)
    Jump Start, Canadian Tire Foundation for Families
    United Way of Thunder Bay
    John Andrews Foundation
    United Way-Mayors Mulligan

Grand Slam $5000+
    TBT Engineering

Touchdown $2500+
    Levaero Aviation
    LH North Ltd.
    TD Banks
    La Capitale Financial Group Foundation                                                       

Pirouette $1000+
    Dallan Forestry, LP 
    ERCO Worldwide
    Freedom 55 Financial 
    Cliff Friesen
    Grain Elevator & Processing Society 
    Grant Thornton LLP
    Hunt & Gather  
    Investors Group-Winnipeg
    Keith Lord Sport Foundation Fund 
    Kiwanis Club of Westfort Inc.
    Mac’s Convenience Stores 
    North Star Air Ltd.
    Partners in Rehab  
    Rapport Credit Union
    Red River Holdings  
    Kenny Ritson
    Shaw Communications
    Robert Smith 
    Confederation College Performing Arts Club
    Thunder Airlines Ltd.
    Scott McEwan—In Memory 
    George Stasiewicz—In Memory
    Francesco Daniele—In Memory 
    Michael O’Shaughnessy—In Memory
    Thunder Bay Professional Fire Fighters Assoc. 

Standing Ovation $500+
    948887 Ontario Ltd. 
    Bearskin Airlines 
    Brian Vistorino
    Boston Pizza 
    Canada Helps 
    Doug Wood
    Dino DiGiuseppe Knox United Church  
    The Picture Store
    Loblaws Inc. 
    Nor’Wester Hotel 
    Don Skochinski
    Alexandra Pontello 
    Clayton Shaw
    Thunder Bay AAA Kings
    Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board 
    Thunder Bay Police Charity
    Resolute Forest Products,
    TB Sawmill Employees 
    Sumac Forest Information
    Service Ltd. 

Kick Off $250+
  Smith & Associates Insurance  
    Marla Poulin 
    Mary McDonald—In Memory
    Bell Canada 
    Tyler Bisby 
    Spectra Energy Corp.
    Cathy Britt 
    Bruno’s Contracting Ltd.  
    St. Ignatius High School
    Michael  Gravelle 
    Holy Cross School 
    Autohome Paints
    Imperial Oil 
    MacIvor Harris LLP 
    Joanne Seitz
    Bill Mauro 
    Jeff Murray 
    Richard Lawrence
    Bayview Renovations & Contracting  

Fans $100+
    Myrna Anderson 
    Kathleen Andersson 
    Gary Armstrong 
    Robert Arnone
    Aurora Construction 
    Badani Motors Ltd. 
    Loraine Baird 
    Carlos Barcena
    Hilkka Brown 
    Steven Brown 
    Katie Burton 
    Pat Charlebois
    Julia Charles 
    CUPE Local 87 
    Laura Daniele 
    Steve Davey
    Tom Deacon 
    Dents Away 
    JoAnne Diakow 
    John Doughty
    Econo Stair & Rail 
    Sheron Elder 
    Lindsay Gannon 
    William Heath
    Scott Henderson 
    Doug Henry  
    Carol Hinton 
    Terry Howard
    Ken Jennings  
    Dorothy Jones 
    Susan Jones 
    Mary Keyes
    Ian King 
    Shawn Kunnas 
    Jeanette Lankshear 
    Jordan Lysak
    Kathryn Lyzun 
    Evangeline MacMillan  
    Dennis Marsh 
    Bev Mauro
    Mary McGhee 
    Stephen McInnis 
    Janie Miller 
    Lorraine Nothing
    Garth O’Neil 
    Nanda Pepler 
    Jason Perron 
    Steven Rose
    Roberta Sawchyn 
    Jan Sewell 
    John Simperl 
    Murray Smith
    Michael Speer 
    St. Anthony’s Church 
    Strathcona Invitational 
    Victor Tesolin
    The Barber Shop 
    Mary Wagnar 
    Wanson Lumber 
    Wayne Toyota
    Weiler Maloney Nelson  
    Guy Wolframe  
    Les Arnone 
    Anita Fraser
    Kelly & Mark Grant 
    Steven Hosegood 
    Haley Irwin 
    Ellen Lang
    Carol McClelland 
    James Mucklow 
    Catherine Rickey 
    John Schimidt
    Stephanie Craig
    Heather Hyslop 
    Reid & Wendy Linney 
    Bill Warren
    Chris & John Whitehurst 
    Andrew Siren Medical Professional 
    D. Young Health Facility Ltd. 
    DMI Custom Case Inc.
    Exaltation of the Holy Cross 
    Iron Range
    Bus Lines 
    John Luft Professional Corporation 
    New Method
    Insulation & Supply
    PRO Kids Board of Directors 
    Shaw Cable
    Company Staff 
    Thunder Bay Police     
    Senior Officers Assoc. 
    Pietro Daniele—In Memory

Thanks to all the community-minded people who donated to PRO Kids this year.  

PRO Kids wishes to express appreciation to Play It Again Sports for their support and help with providing sports equipment.  

Play It Again Sports